Indiana farmers battle production cost spikes

BY: - July 6, 2022

Indiana farmers are facing steep increases in food production costs brought on by inflation and supply chain holdups.

$13.1 million awarded to help Hoosiers with eviction legal services

BY: - July 5, 2022

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority on Tuesday announced a new $13.1 million partnership with the Indiana Bar Foundation to provide legal services for Hoosiers facing eviction. The foundation responded to a request for proposal and was awarded the money to help Hoosier renters regarding eviction prevention and services. In Indiana, […]

As Indiana considers second tax refund, some wonder: where’s the first?

BY: - July 5, 2022

With Indiana lawmakers poised to authorize a second, $225 tax refund to taxpayers in a special session this month, some Hoosiers are still waiting for the first $125 refunds promised late last year. As of June 22, Indiana had issued about $245.6 million in refunds, according to the Department of Revenue. That’s about 45% of […]

What will Indiana lawmakers accomplish in special session?

BY: - July 4, 2022

Indiana lawmakers will wait until late July to reconvene for a special legislative session, raising additional questions about what consensus they might reach on inflation relief and abortion restrictions.

$500 million Indiana READI grants to be designated by end of year

BY: - July 1, 2022

A wave of projects across Indiana are set receive new economic development funds meant to help expedite project completion timelines.

U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden

BY: - July 1, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants, siding with a group of Republican attorneys general and coal companies in a major blow to the executive branch’s power to curb climate change. The opinion was a victory for the Republican-led states that […]

Can social services handle abortion-ban baby bump?

BY: - June 28, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – From diapers and formula to childcare access, advocates say Indiana lags when it comes to providing services and supports that will see an increase in demand if abortion is banned.  With the legislature calling for a special session to curtail access to abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court decision, thousands more Hoosier children […]

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Inflation hits state capital, infrastructure projects

BY: - June 28, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Ever-increasing prices at the pump and grocery store checkout line aren’t the only places where Hoosiers can see the impact of inflation – state building projects are also feeling the budgetary strain. Pent-up demand for delayed services and supply chains disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to drive inflation upward, reaching 8.6% over […]

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Indiana gas taxes rise July 1 as revenue soars

BY: - June 28, 2022

In June, Indiana was $33 million in gas tax revenues ahead of its April 2021 projections, according to the state’s Office of Management and Budget.

Fred Payne leaves DWD to join United Way

BY: - June 28, 2022

After a four-year term heading an agency vital to Hoosiers during the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic, Fred Payne will leave the Department of Workforce Development to be the next CEO and president of the United Way of Central Indiana. “The United Way of Central Indiana has been instrumental in helping our communities address some of the […]