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Monday, 21 June 2021

Indiana House and Senate override Gov. Holcomb's emergency powers veto

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Indiana House and Senate override Gov. Holcomb's emergency powers veto
Indiana House and Senate override Gov. Holcomb's emergency powers veto

Indiana legislators set up a possible court fight with the governor when they voted Thursday to override his veto and give themselves more authority to intervene during emergencies declared by the state’s chief executive.

Both the indiana house and senate voting to override governor eric holcomb's veto this afternoon of house bill 11-64... holcomb questioned the legality of the process -- writing last week the bill was unconstitutional.house bill 11-23 establishes a new process for the general asembly to call itself into an emergency session when its not during its annual legislative session.

House democratic leader phil giaquinta represents fort wayne.he shared his disappointment saying in part quote --"last year, as we watched many hoosiers lose their loved ones, their jobs and their homes, there was a need for immediate action.

Passing a bill like this could put the brakes on decisions that, by nature, must be made immediately.

The general assembly does not need to insert itself in places where it could do more harm

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