There’s a consistent feature of recent news stories and commentaries about the approaching economic reopening, and the different ways Indiana and Kentucky are treating the timing of these steps.
It’s the absence from this discussion of New Albany’s mayor.
When Jeff Gahan deigned to speak with WDRB last week, he said basically nothing.
“We are probably a little behind the governor’s directive to hit some of these benchmarks – we’re glad we have them but we are going to be very cautious how we move forward,” said New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan.
Gahan believes it’s hard to make a blanket statement applying to an entire state, especially with positive COVID-19 cases varying. “It is going to differ from municipality and county to county it’s just the nature of it,” he said.
Granted, we’re accustomed to cerebral nothingness from ranking Democrats in Nawbany. It’s peculiar, though.
If genuinely taken with the belief that reopening is occurring too soon, Gahan might embrace more stringent municipal measures than the false positive PR move of closing his beloved water park; after all, Governor Holcomb has consistently stated that local authorities can choose tighter counter-timetables if they wish.
For a mayor ever eager to grapple with the detested Republicans, it’s odd.
Is it that his cadre of campaign donors need to get back to work and keep those pay-to-play coffers filled?
Meanwhile, LEO Weekly has an opinion on the matter.
Indiana, Kentucky govs at odds over reopening economy… or when dining out becomes an experiment
So, on Monday, when you think about sitting down for a taco in Southern Indiana, consider whether it is worth the gamble, whether you want to be part of an enormous experiment… and whether you trust art and science to keep you well.