INDIANAPOLIS – Tonight Governor Holcomb addressed the State of Indiana on the one-year anniversary of his first stay-at-home order. State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) had the following response to the governor’s statement:

“I share Governor Holcomb’s pride in how Hoosiers came together to face this pandemic,” Senator Taylor said. “Our hospitals and health care workers put their own lives at risk to fight for our family members. Our companies kicked in to manufacture PPE. Our families made sacrifices by staying home to keep our neighbors safe. Our National Guard heeded the call to help feed our communities. And I want to thank every one of you for all of these efforts.

“I appreciate that Governor Holcomb is extending his emergency order for another month. This ensures that our state can get federal funding we need to continue our pandemic response,” said Senator Taylor.  “We are not out of the woods yet. We have come so far and I’m so glad to see Hoosiers getting vaccinated. However, our families still face hunger, eviction and joblessness from this pandemic and some of the assistance available to families will be ending soon. I ask the governor to stay vigilant, and to work with the General Assembly to make sure the budget we pass next month and the upcoming distribution of federal funds focus on the struggling families that need this support during this difficult time.”