The state’s January unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is its lowest since the beginning of 2001.
The federal government approved the expanded coverage earlier this month as part of the Healthy Indiana Plan’s Medicaid waiver extension.
Experts say the potential for a federal government shutdown may not have a big local impact.
Access to Recovery, a program that's helped Hoosiers in recovery since 2010, will be ending when federal funding dries up at the end of the year.
The federal government plans to reimburse Indiana for the half million dollars it paid to National Guard state employees during the shutdown.
The federal government has extended Indiana's pilot health insurance program for another year, while the state looks for other ways to expand health care.
The bill would create a tiered system for hiring federal employees that rewards National Guard members for their service even if they haven't deployed overseas.
The state wants to continue using the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, as its health insurance program for low-income Hoosiers not covered by Medicaid.
The federal government has given South Central Indiana a prestigious American Viticultural Area designation.
It’s unclear exactly how much money the government will trim from the military budget over the next ten years.