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April 17, 2015

 

The so-called â13th checkâ is an additional yearly benefit for retired public employees and teachers. The amount can range from $150-$450, but that can make a big difference.

Retired Teachers Ask Legislators Not To Cut Benefit Check

Retiree advocates made a plea for more spending even as a gloomy new revenue forecast has lawmakers looking to cut money out of their budget proposals.

April 17, 2015

 

Statehouse

Statehouse Roundup: Common Construction Wage, Budget Issues

Lawmakers this week wrapped up one of the most controversial issues of the year with the end of session less than two weeks away.

April 17, 2015

 

baby box prototype

Baby Box Legislation Heads To Governor’s Desk

The boxes would be installed at hospitals, fire and police stations for mothers to anonymously drop off their unwanted newborns.

April 17, 2015

 

hydrant

Bill Would Create State’s First Centralized Fire Academy

The program would be similar to the State Police Academy that officers go to for training.

April 16, 2015

 

HPER Roof

Common Construction Wage Repeal On Its Way To Pence’s Desk

Debate over the future of the state’s minimum wage for workers on public construction projects is almost over.

April 16, 2015

 

Bosma and Long

Senate GOP Leader: RFRA Was ‘A Good Thing’ For Indiana

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, says the ordeal made lawmakers more sensitive to issues involving the LGBT community.

April 16, 2015

 

statehouse

Revenue Forecast Could Affect State Budget Proposal

The new state tax revenue projection says Indiana will take in about $213 million less than a December forecast predicted.

April 16, 2015

 

Pence Communications Director Resigns, Cites Family Reasons

Christy Denault’s resignation letter did not mention recent controversies surrounding the governor. She says she will resign to spend more time with her family.

April 15, 2015

 

Statehouse

Senate Budget Architect Concerned About Revenue Forecasts

Every two years, lawmakers write the final version of the state budget based off tax revenue projections released in mid-April.

April 15, 2015

 

Construction worker

Common Construction Wage Repeal Clears Indiana Senate

Senators spent more than three hours over the past two days debating the issue of repealing Indiana’s minimum wage for construction workers on public projects.

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