Gov. Eric Holcomb

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Former Indiana Lt. Gov. John Mutz, a Republican, says pressure from President Donald Trump is the reason Gov. Eric Holcomb won’t allow many Hoosiers to vote by mail this fall.

Evictions, Foreclosures Banned For Another Two Weeks

Jul 30, 2020
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Hoosier renters and homeowners will be shielded from evictions and foreclosures for another couple of weeks.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he’s extending his eviction and foreclosure moratorium through Aug. 14.

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Indiana’s reopening plan is stuck in park after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the state won’t move forward for at least another month.

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Voter advocates want Hoosiers to be able to vote by mail in this year’s general election.

Groups including Common Cause Indiana, the League of Women Voters of Indiana, the ACLU of Indiana and the Greater Indianapolis NAACP all want the state to expand vote-by-mail to anyone who wants it for the Nov. 3 election. They also want those ballots to count if they’re postmarked by Election Day (instead of having to physically arrive at the county clerk’s office by noon Nov. 3). And they want counties to set up safe drop-off locations for those ballots.

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Vice President Mike Pence applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb’s efforts Friday to reopen schools this fall, from K-12 to higher education institutions. 

"It’s also important to remember that there are real costs – far beyond academics – to our kids if they’re not in school," Pence said.

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All Hoosiers will have to wear a mask in public starting Monday, July 27, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday.

Indiana Keeps Its Reopening Plan On Hold Through July

Jul 15, 2020
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The state won’t advance its reopening plan for “at least” another two weeks, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday.

Indiana was set to move into its final phase this weekend. But several COVID-19 metrics – including higher percentages of positive tests and more hospitalizations – are trending in the wrong direction.

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Indiana will enter the next stage of its reopening plan Friday, June 12, a couple days early.

Stage 4 of the “Back on Track” plan allows groups of up to 250 people to gather. Retail stores no longer have capacity limits, though the state still urges proper social distancing.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’ll continue to work on his “to-do list” for addressing systemic racism and injustice in Indiana.

Holcomb Monday spoke about this past weekend’s protests over racial injustice and police brutality, particularly against black Americans.

 

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Indiana is moving forward early to the next stage of its plan to relax COVID-19 restrictions. Stage 3 of the governor’s “Back On Track” timeline will now begin Friday for all but three counties statewide.

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