Committee Chairman Sen. Luke Kenley says it's "vital" for state officials to get a handle on the fiscal impact
of the health care changes as they begin the early stages of putting together the next two-year state budget.
Indiana Department of Workforce Development leader Teresa Voors will be replaced by Mark W. Everson, commissioner of the Indiana
Department of Administration.
IDEM says in its newly released “ToxWatch” report that the level of air toxics over the last decade has “decreased
to within levels acceptable to the U.S. EPA.
Three Republicans with strong party financial backing won their Indiana House primary races Tuesday, setting up November matchups
with Democrats that could tilt the narrowly divided chamber into GOP hands and decide which party controls redistricting.
Indiana has missed budget projections for nine out of the last 10 months. April tax collections hit their lowest mark since
Voters will nominate candidates in more than 30 Indiana House primary races Tuesday, completing matchups for November’s general
election that will determine control of the narrowly divided chamber.
Twelve investment firms agree to repurchase auction rate securities from Indiana clients for a total of over $370 million
to pay fines totaling more than $3.5 million.
Indiana's air, land and water are significantly cleaner than they were at the start of the environmental movement
40 years ago, but the state still has work to catch up with other states, according to activists.
John Bales' firm earned $2.9M in commissions on leases for state agencies and $270,000 in commissions
on the sale of surplus state properties. He also acted as a developer for public-sector
tenants—putting them into buildings owned by him or his associates.
State revenues are $867 million, or 9.4 percent, less than forecast through the first nine months of the current fiscal year.
An average of 15,000 Indiana residents could lose unemployment benefits each week starting in May if Congress fails to extend
federal benefits for those out of work more than six months.
The Washington, D.C.-based Pew Center on the States says Indiana “needs improvement” in setting aside money for
retirees’ future health care and other benefits.
March marked the first time in 17 months that monthly revenue collections exceeded the same period in the prior year. But year-to-date collections remain $867 million below a budget forecast last May.
Tax collections in March totaled $908 million, or $7 million more than for the same month last year.
Indiana had suspended the fund for the Indiana Recycling Market Development Program last year. And last June, it shifted $11
million from the fund that finances loan and grant programs to attract recycling businesses to Indiana to the state's
main checking account.
Indiana House Speaker Pat Bauer of South Bend and Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson of Bloomington say the litigation wastes
taxpayer dollars at a time when the state is cutting its funding to schools.