HB 1123 Holcomb Vetoes Emergency Powers Bill Over Constitutional Concerns By Brandon Smith • Apr 13, 2021 Brandon Smith/IPB News and courtesy of the governor's office Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed legislation Friday that would allow lawmakers to call a special session during a public emergency. Lawmakers Approve Emergency Powers Bill, Set Up Showdown With Governor By Brandon Smith • Apr 8, 2021 Lauren Chapman / IPB News Listen Listening... / 1:06 Legislation headed to the governor’s desk would allow lawmakers to call themselves into special session during a public emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekly Statehouse Update: Emergency Powers Veto Threat, Senate Drops Cigarette Tax Hike By Brandon Smith • Apr 5, 2021 Justin Hicks / IPB News Gov. Eric Holcomb issues a veto threat. Senate Republicans drop a cigarette tax hike. And local health officials would be blocked from issuing stricter orders than the state.