Hill: Holcomb Overstepping, Special Session of GA Needed

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is questioning the governor’s ability to continue issuing executive orders responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter sent Friday to Gov. Eric Holcomb and leaders of the General Assembly, Hill contends the governor’s executive orders near the beginning of the pandemic were “unfortunate” but justified.

Now, Hill is calling for a special legislative session to “address public governance challenges” caused by the virus. He calls it “debatable” whether or not Holcomb has the same “emergency authority” to continue issuing non-legislative policies because officials have had enough time to “adjust to a new normal.”