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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he’s still opposed to the state providing financial incentives as a way to encourage more Hoosiers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 51 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 13,375 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 1,600 new cases in the last week – not including 308 historical cases added to the state’s count Saturday.

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) said Indiana should be a strong competitor for a new regional technology hub created in his Endless Frontier Act.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he does not support public schools requiring a COVID-19 vaccination.

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Attorneys for Gov. Eric Holcomb and Attorney General Todd Rokita faced off in court Wednesday over an emergency powers lawsuit.

Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags in Elkhart County to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, June 12, in honor of former Elkhart mayor Dave Miller.

Miller died last month due to complications from COVID-19. He served as mayor from 2000 to 2007, and ran for a third term against current mayor Rod Roberson in 2019. His memorial is set to be held Saturday. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is ending the majority of remaining COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday and all state executive orders issued during the pandemic will be repealed at the end of June.


Gov. Eric Holcomb is in Israel Tuesday and Wednesday, visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders.

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Former Indiana Gov. Oliver P. Morton (R) ran the state himself from 1863 to 1865 after the Democrat-controlled General Assembly attempted to stymie his executive powers. Photo circa 1860-1865. (Wikimedia Commons)

On Monday, the Republican-dominated General Assembly overrode Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a law that strips emergency powers from local health officials.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb issued his third veto this year Tuesday, rejecting a bill that would’ve tied the hands of local health officials during public emergencies.

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb traveled to South Bend Tuesday to sign a historic gaming compact with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

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There’s another lawsuit seeking to strike down a new Indiana law that gives lawmakers more power to act during a public emergency.

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Indiana is likely headed to court over abortion legislation again after Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the state’s latest anti-abortion measure into law.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb sued the Indiana General Assembly Tuesday over legislation that would give lawmakers more authority to intervene during a public emergency.

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Republican lawmakers set up a potential court fight Thursday when they overrode Gov. Eric Holcomb’s recent veto of emergency powers legislation.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bills aimed at increasing police accountability and ensuring Indiana schools remain fully funded during the coronavirus pandemic were among 19 measures signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday. House Bill 1006 includes provisions for mandatory de-escalation training, misdemeanor penalties for officers who turn off body cameras, and bans on chokeholds in certain circumstances. The bill also establishes a procedure for the law enforcement training board to decertify officers who commit misconduct and eases the sharing of employment records between police departments.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb will veto legislation that allows lawmakers to call themselves into special session during a public emergency.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is still dumping all statewide COVID-19 restrictions April 6, even as his top state health official warns of worsening spread.

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will hold a news conference to update Hoosiers on the state's efforts to combat COVID-19. 


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill incorporating civics education into Hoosier students’ middle school curriculum is headed to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk after House lawmakers voted Thursday to pass the measure. The legislation requires every student in the state to complete a one-semester course in civics education in either sixth, seventh or eighth grade. All public, charter and state-accredited private schools across the state must require each student to successfully complete the course, beginning with students who begin sixth grade during the 2023-24 school year. Republican State Rep.

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday the state will open vaccine eligibility to anyone over age 16 on March 31, and end the statewide mask mandate April 6, raising concern among some local health officials.

St. Joseph County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Mark Fox said local officials weren’t expecting the mask order to end and vaccine eligibility to open so close together. 


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All Hoosiers age 16 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccinations beginning March 31.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to outline the state’s upcoming COVID-19 actions with a speech one year after he issued the statewide stay-at-home order during the pandemic's early days. Holcomb said last week he would talk during the Tuesday evening speech about vaccine distribution and further lifting of restrictions. Complaints from the public and some conservative state legislators have continued about the face mask mandate that Holcomb first issued in July. Holcomb’s current order continuing the mask mandate is set to expire April 1.

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The Indiana General Assembly has approved full funding for schools operating virtually because of COVID-19. 

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Landmark police reform legislation is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming law.

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Lawmakers had tense exchanges with members of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration Thursday over legislation that would curb the governor’s emergency powers.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb was jabbed with the COVID-19 vaccine shot as the state's first mass vaccination clinic opened Friday morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Holcomb sat wearing a face mask in the front passenger seat of an SUV while getting the shot in his right arm of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine being given during the drive-through clinic.


The Concord School Board voted Monday night to approve a resolution calling on Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to prioritize teachers and school staff for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. 

Hoosiers will live under a COVID-19 public emergency in Indiana for at least another month. That’s after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he will renew the emergency another 30 days, through March.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Thursday legislation giving businesses and institutions liability protections from most COVID-19 lawsuits.