The Sunshine Review gave Indiana an A- for government transparency, but an earlier report gave it an F for public access to information.
Committee Chairman John Graham says the recommendations are aimed at cost-cutting and government efficiency as ordered by state lawmakers last year.
Though previous reforms have all failed in past sessions, Daniels says he’s more hopeful in 2012.
While airport security has drastically increased in recent years, rail security remains lax.
Some council members say they’re confused about their involvement since they have no authority over other governmental budgets.
Mourdock says that the U.S. will now see higher government interest rates, but the lowering of the credit rating will not greatly affect Indiana government.
The deal is opposed by both Democratic and Republican representatives from Indiana. 3 Hoosier congressmen voted for the bill.
IU Professor of Economics John Mikesell says the probability of Congress coming up with a proper solution isn’t looking good.
Indiana is the only state in the nation that doesn’t have different grades for theft.
Mississippi is the only other state to have fewer in-home care recipients.