As Indiana lawmakers get ready to hit the halfway point of the legislative session, leadership in both the House and Senate seemed to split on whether Governor Eric Holcomb is the only one who can call a special session.
In their weekly media briefings, House Speaker Todd Huston and Senate President Pro Tempore Rod Bray both admitted the state constitution does not expressly give them the power to call a special session. However, Huston says legislation moving through the House is constitutional while Bray says lawmakers can’ still limit the Governor’s emergency powers, even without the ability to call a special session.
You can hear Huston and Bray in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.
Huston also talks about emotional flare up that took place between members of the Black Legislative Caucus and some members of the Republican super majority,
You can also hear analysis from Andy Downs from the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Ft. Wayne.