Category Archives: Governor Holcomb

11 Indiana Counties Declared Disaster Emergency Areas

Indiana is one of several states that has received a massive amount of rain within a very short period of time. This has caused very dangerous flooding conditions that have put the lives of many people in jeopardy. In fact, Governor Eric Holcomb has made the decision to declare 11 counties in Indiana disaster emergency areas. Additional rain is expected to hit Indiana in the state’s southern region. Therefore, it is possible that more counties will be added if the flooding becomes too intense in those areas. A disaster emergency declaration means that additional services can be provided to those counties by the Department of Homeland Security.

This declaration by Governor Holcomb could eventually lead to a request of additional federal assistance in the state if it is determined that the flooding is severe enough to warrant it. The American Red Cross and the National Guard have both offered their services to disperse aid to those people who have been affected by the flooding. Governor Holcomb toured several counties where the flooding was the worst in order to determine the extent of the damage. He will attend a meeting of the National Governor’s Association that is being held in the nation’s capitol. He will come back to Indiana on Sunday.

The governor is scheduled to tour more parts of the state that have been damaged by the flooding when he returns. However, it is not yet know which counties he is going to inspect. Reports have indicated that he will ask for national assistance.

It Is Now Legal to Sell Alcohol in Indiana on Sunday

One of the state of Indiana’s oldest and most outdated laws will soon be history. It has been illegal to sell alcohol on Sundays in Indiana since the Prohibition days almost 90 years ago. However, the Indiana senate has voted to do away with that law. Governor Holcomb will soon sign a bill into law that will allow stores to sell alcohol from 12pm to 8pm on Sundays. This is a big step forward for a state that has many laws that citizens feel should no longer be on the books. Stores that sell alcohol were very happy that their long battle to do away with that law is finally over.

However, Indiana still has several laws related to the sale of alcohol that many people are also against. One of which involves the sale of cold beer. Convenience stores can only sell beer that is room temperature. They want to have the ability to sell cold beer to their customers. However, there is no current legislation under review for the legalization of cold beer sales in the state of Indiana. Governor Holcomb would not say one way or another if he was in favor of such legislation.

One of the reasons the Sunday ban on alcohol sales was able to be done away with is because the liquor store lobbyists donated a lot of money to the campaign funds of many top Indiana politicians. Therefore, the issue of getting the Sunday ban lifted became very important to the politicians who received donations.