The state Supreme Court heard arguments over whether a Department of Child Services caseworker’s lawsuit against the agency will move forward.
The measure moving to the House floor would put in jeopardy the status of the state’s two existing devices.
An amendment to legalize baby boxes didn’t get enough support to even take a vote on it.
The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.
The Department of Child Services wants the legislature to help improve the process of reporting child abuse and neglect to the agency.
The ACLU of Indiana sued the Department of Child Services on behalf of Mary Price, a caseworker who oversees 43 children.
The DCS must provide enough caseworkers so that the average caseload doesn’t exceed 17 kids. All but one of the 19 regions in the state exceeds that standard.
The DCS says baby boxes should be removed and on Noon Edition we answer questions about new overtime rules set to go into effect in December.
The lawsuit claims DCS workers are handling more cases than allowed by state law.
Pence cited a 26 percent increase in the number of DCS caseloads over the last year as a motivating factor in the hiring of these new employees.