Virus Outbreak Indiana

In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, Gov. Eric Holcomb wears a mask in Kokomo, Ind. Content Exchange

(The Center Square) – The Indiana Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will stop Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb from extending a statewide disaster declaration more than 15 days if the legislature is not in session or 30 days if the legislature is in session but doesn’t act to extend it.

“One hundred and fifty members of the General Assembly live amongst the people who have elected them,” said Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, the author of the bill. “We have listened to our constituents and very often it has a been a negative response to order after order after order for which we could do nothing. Our hands were tied. We simply want our seat at the table.”

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