(Indianapolis, IN) - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb finds himself embroiled in two different legal battles.
This week a Marion County Superior Court sided with Holcomb in allowing him to fight legislation passed earlier this year. Overriding his veto, the General Assembly passed a law allowing them to call their own special session to review emergency orders. The law effectively checks the Executive’s emergency powers, which Holcomb says is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Todd Rokita claimed only his office, and the not the Governor, could sue the state. A judge disagreed.
Holcomb is also appealing a different Marion county court ruling which ordered the state to continue doling out extra unemployment from the federal CARES Act. Holcomb opted the state out of that program last month.