Drafts of the state’s proposed new congressional and House district maps released Tuesday by Republicans aren’t likely to make a sizable changes in Indiana’s political landscape.
The Indiana governor’s office has signed a contract paying a law firm up to nearly $200,000 for challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies.
Republicans on Tuesday are set to release proposed new Indiana House and U.S. House maps that they’ve drawn behind closed doors.
Under the partnership, the Covington, Kentucky-based company will provide staff and supplies needed to collect and analyze up to 5,000 COVID-19 tests per day.
A top state lawyer argued Friday that Indiana’s constitution gives the Legislature full authority to meet when it wants, urging a judge to reject the governor’s lawsuit challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies.
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Even though legislators will be meeting for an unusual session during the last two weeks of September, Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston and Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray said they would limit that session to the redrawing of congressional and legislative district maps.
The order cites the recent strain on hospitals from the pandemic, and states they must report the number of hours each day they close their doors to ambulances bringing in new patients.
Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a new statewide executive order that eases quarantine requirements for students if all children and adults in the school were wearing masks throughout the day.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana National Guard on Wednesday released some details about the process of temporarily housing 5,000 Afghan refugees at Camp Atterbury.
The process starts Sept. 14, with the House Republicans’ unveiling of the Congressional and Indiana House district map drafts online. The proposed Senate district maps will post online Sept. 21.
The whistleblower lawsuit against state Treasurer Kelly Mitchell alleges that she illegally awarded state contracts to campaign supporters. The defendants also include law firm Ice Miller.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s lawsuit argues a law passed in April over his veto by the Legislature is unconstitutional because it gives lawmakers a new power to call themselves into a special legislative “emergency session” during statewide emergencies declared by the governor.
The boost in revenue will result in the lottery sending a record $375 million in profits to the state—up about $71 million, or 23%, from the year before.
The welcome centers will feature area-specific design features and exhibits intended to entice out-of-state travelers to visit regional attractions, including state parks.
An estimated 137,857 Hoosiers were unemployed and seeking jobs in July, the state reported Friday. That’s was down from 138,192 in June.
The 15-member commission will be co-chaired by former state Sen. Luke Kenley and former Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe.
Gov. Eric Holcomb acknowledged that people were waiting up to three hours at some sites to get tested as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations climb across the state to levels not seen since early in the year.
The payments will continue because the state must give recipients a 30-day notice that they will stop, which extends past the scheduled Sept. 6 end of the federal pandemic unemployment programs, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said.