Shielding Worship Spaces From Health Orders Religious Organizations Shielded From Health Orders Under Bill Passed By House By Brandon Smith • Apr 8, 2021 Lauren Chapman / IPB News Religious organizations would be shielded from many health orders in future public emergencies under legislation approved by the House Tuesday. 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.