Indiana attorney general wants governor’s lawsuit blocked

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general has taken aim at Gov. Eric Holcomb’s attempt to block a new law giving state legislators more authority to intervene during public emergencies declared by the governor.

A lawsuit filed by the Republican governor on Tuesday challenged the law enacted over his veto giving legislative leaders power to call the General Assembly into what it calls an “emergency session.”

Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita said in a court filing that his office alone had the authority to allow any state agency — including the governor — to file such a lawsuit and that he had not given his approval.

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