The needle-exchange program in Scott County aims to stop the HIV epidemic that has infected about 160 people.
The partnership would have an impact on several of Indiana's industries, including agriculture, the automotive industry and the grocery business.
The hearing is part of the process counties must go through in order to legalize needle exchange programs under a recently-passed law.
The new clinic is part of a partnership between the town of Austin and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Around 5,000 people have cast ballots early, in-person or through absentee voting.
Stutzman is one of several GOP politicians considering making a run for Senator Dan Coats' seat.
Counties near the center of the HIV outbreak don't have the money or manpower to offer HIV testing and other resources to concerned residents.
Ritz says the Republican-dominated legislature made her reconsider running for governor in 2016.
Farmers are hoping rain will hold off long enough for them to get corn in the ground.
As the number of HIV cases increases, the debate over how to quell the outbreak continues.