Hoosier kids are healthier according to various indices, but 23 percent still live below the federal poverty level.
The new law extends the statute of limitations for reporting child sex abuse cases from two to seven years.
All centers which receive taxpayer-funded vouchers will have a list of new requirements they must meet.
Children are setting up lemonade stands Saturday in in Indianapolis, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Lafayette and Bloomington.
The measure would provide at least $10 million in matching grant money for Indiana schools to hire more school resource officers.
An Indiana University study found that children in grades K-5 who watched the most socially aggressive programs often became bullies themselves.
More women than ever are going to prison in Indiana, and because the majority of women serve sentences of between two and 10 years, most of them will get out.
Children who are most likely to be abused by a school employee include girls, especially girls of color whose parents do not speak English.
A court ruling says it's important to take into account the effort a parent makes in protecting children, not just the results.
The department will redirect part of its budget to create two new programs.