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New state laws affecting phone use in cars, tobacco fines, teen marriage and gasoline taxes begin this week.
More than 2,300 people have complained by email to the Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor, which is on track to become the largest number of complaints for any single case in at least a decade.
Tax revenues for fiscal year 2020 were already off by $1.2 billion by the end of May, an amount that is expected to grow to $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion before the fiscal year ends June 30.
State Rep. Dan Forestal, D-Indianapolis, 37, was jailed Friday on preliminary charges including battery of a public safety official and resisting law enforcement.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration continues to make budget cuts as the state prepares for revenue collections possibly being $2 billion lower than expected by the end of the fiscal year.
The funding is intended to help the state navigate the pandemic, and state officials are slowly rolling out plans to spend it—while holding a sizable portion back in case COVID-19 roars back.
Federal OSHA found that Amazon did not prove all of the criteria to establish employee misconduct occurred in this case, but the state agency disagrees.
Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box said during Friday’s press briefing that OptumServe, which is subsidiary of United Health Group, is not providing all test results within a 48-hour window, as the contract requires.
Most of the funding will be used to expand Workforce Ready Grants and Employer Training Grants. The state also plans to use some of the funding to scale up career coaching efforts and other workforce development outreach.
Pandemic-related drops in sales and individual income taxes—the state’s top two revenue sources—continue to have the most significant impact on the state budget.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s remarks were made during a press conference Monday afternoon—the first time he has spoken publicly since protests started in Indianapolis and other areas of the state on Friday.
Marion County’s clerk had implored the Indiana Election Commission to extend the deadline, saying thousands of voters who planned to vote by mail in Tuesday’s election might not be able to do so.
The biggest portion of the funds will go toward a $30 million grant program called the Small Business Restart Fund.
Believe in Indiana, a political action committee connected to the Indiana State Building & Construction Trades Council, has spent more than $51,000 to run TV commercials that criticize JR Gaylor, CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana and Kentucky, who is running against Scott Baldwin in the Senate District 20 primary.
Marion County Clerk Myra Eldridge told state officials “it is not too late” to extend the deadline for receipt of mailed ballots. She implored the Indiana Election Commission to act.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s application to the U.S. Department of Education provides a look at how he will spend federal education money that was set aside for state leaders to distribute how they choose.
Washington, D.C.-area-based Maximus is taking on a critical, massive assignment: helping health departments across Indiana contact people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to learn whom they might have exposed.
As restaurants, retailers and service providers are allowed to resume in-person operations, some employers are eager to get started. But employees are not as excited to return to work and give up their unemployment benefits.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said the budget agency is estimating that Indiana could take in $3 billion less than expected during the last two months of fiscal year 2020—which ends June 30—and fiscal year 2021.