The Bartholomew County commissioners have voted to limit part-time employees' hours to avoid paying for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act
Secretary of State Connie Lawson visited Bartholomew County on Monday to discuss how the county could use vote centers in future elections.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with fifty or more employees will need to provide health insurance to those working more than 30 hours per week.
A bill headed to the House would divert some of the revenue earmarked for local entities, and send it back to the casinos.
Thirty to 40 part-time employees are facing the prospect of limited work hours because the county does not want to pay for their health care.
More than 9,000 students are taking part in Indiana's voucher program, but the state has allocated enough money for up to 15,000 students.
A referendum increasing property taxes would raise $1.8 million annually to expand preschool education in Bartholomew County.
Clifty Creek Elementary is transferring to a technology heavy learning environment.
Bartholomew and Brown County schools have already begun because of a change in their academic calendars.
Bartholomew County's child poverty rate rose to 22 percent in 2010.