In his daily virtual media briefing, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said he felt confident about the legality and constitutionality of his Executive Orders regarding COVID-19.
On Monday, a southern Illinois judge issued a temporary restraining order against Governor J.B. Pritzer’s stay-at-home order, saying he had exceeded his authority.
Holcomb said his Executive Orders are crafted very carefully to comply with the Constitution and were taken to protect the public’s health.
Chief Counsel Joe Hereens said under Indiana’s emergency management law here the Governor can renew orders in 30-day increments.
Also at today’s news conference, the Governor announced the state was contracting with a private company to expand testing and he reiterated his plans to modify his Executive order which would allow more businesses to operate.
You can hear Governor Holcomb in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.
The entire news conference runs under an hour.