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Work-share program debated by study committee

August 27, 2014
Business leaders split Wednesday on their support of a proposed work-share program that would let Indiana companies reduce work hours for employees, who could then collect partial unemployment benefits.

Bayh says another gubernatorial run is ‘unlikely’

August 21, 2014
The former senator and two-term governor said he has given the idea consideration because people he respects asked him to think about running.

Pence: State to pay special-needs adoption subsidies

August 12, 2014
The move comes just two months after a LaPorte woman filed a lawsuit, saying the state owed her subsidies.

State studies whether to reduce rules for licensed workers

August 5, 2014
The changes could impact some 470,000 Hoosiers, including health care workers, barbers, plumbers, social workers and others – people who face rules that critics say are far too burdensome.

Feds require state to talk to Native Americans for HIP 2.0 plan

August 5, 2014
State officials met Tuesday with members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in an effort to satisfy federal regulators who are considering a proposed expansion of the state’s low-income health insurance program.

Marion among counties picked for pre-K pilot program

July 22, 2014
Five Indiana counties will be part of the state’s preschool pilot program for low-income children, which could be launched in early 2015.

Pence tells feds that HIP 2.0 has broad support

July 1, 2014
State officials say they will submit a plan Wednesday to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan to more uninsured Hoosiers using federal Medicaid dollars.

Appeals court stops gay marriage in Indiana

June 27, 2014
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday night stopped county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move that throws hundreds of unions performed over the past two days into limbo.

Pence seeks review to simplify Indiana tax code

June 24, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he wants to review Indiana's tax code to simplify it and promote economic development. His comments came at the Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference, which culled general ideas for tax reform from a mix of national and state tax experts.

Indiana social services chief Minott leaving post

June 16, 2014
The head of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is on her way out just as negotiations heat up with federal officials over Gov. Mike Pence’s alternative to a traditional Medicaid expansion.

Court: School districts can't charge for bus rides

June 10, 2014
The Indiana Court of Appeals says a Marion County school district acted unconstitutionally when it indirectly charged fees for students to ride buses to school.

Indiana unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

April 18, 2014
The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, dropping to less than 6 percent for the first time since July 2008.
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