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Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school safety equipment his top accomplishment of 2013.

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Pence appoints new public access counselor

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have a new person to call on when they need help navigating Indiana's complicated public access laws.

August 22, 2013 12:30 pm Related

New state commission eyes issues facing at-risk youths

INDIANAPOLIS | Leaders of Indiana's executive, judicial and legislative branches met Wednesday to begin finding ways of working together on behalf of the state's most endangered children.

August 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

INDIANAPOLIS | In a ruling it described as "harsh" and "devastating," the Indiana Supreme Court declared Friday it had no choice but to void the adoption of twins originally from Jasper County.

August 16, 2013 2:41 pm Related

Indiana's two-year budget, plethora of new laws take effect July 1

INDIANAPOLIS | Happy fiscal new year, Hoosiers!

June 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Issues legislators study during summer often become new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | It is still seven months until members of the Indiana General Assembly resume regular daily meetings. But in many ways the 2014 legislative session began earlier this month, when the first study committees convened at the Statehouse.

June 29, 2013 11:30 pm

Pence ties state agency budgets to performance

INDIANAPOLIS | State agencies meeting or beating performance targets will be permitted to spend nearly their full appropriations under a management plan announced Monday by Gov. Mike Pence.

June 17, 2013 6:30 pm Related

Stockbrokers lose licenses over unpaid child support

INDIANAPOLIS | Two stockbrokers with ties to Northwest Indiana are the first individuals to lose their state securities dealer licenses for failing to pay child support.

May 14, 2013 5:46 pm

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Plans to improve state child services agency set to become law

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have given the Department of Child Services all the new tools they believe the agency needs to protect Hoosier children from abuse and neglect.

April 29, 2013 7:10 pm Related

Indiana budget plan cuts taxes by $1.1 billion

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.

April 25, 2013 7:27 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

Justice appears to be running amuck in Indiana.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

House OKs abuse disclosure requirement for child custody

INDIANAPOLIS | Another recommendation of the Legislature's 2012 Department of Child Services study committee is edging closer toward becoming law.

March 21, 2013 7:30 pm Related

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Prosecutors closer to obtaining tool to help endangered children

INDIANAPOLIS | Prosecutors are one step closer to being able to intervene on behalf of an abused or mentally ill child without going through the Department of Child Services or charging the child with a crime.

March 19, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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Pence backs merit selection for new juvenile court judge

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is siding with Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, his new director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, in favoring merit selection to replace her as head of Lake County's Juvenile Court.

March 12, 2013 1:16 pm Photos

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Senate backs plan to let counties review unexplained child deaths

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 48-1 on Tuesday to endorse another recommendation of the Department of Child Services study committee and allow counties to establish their own teams to review sudden, unexplained child deaths.

February 19, 2013 4:48 pm

House Democrats plan to force vote on Pence tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans may be forced to cast an uncomfortable vote this month, rejecting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut en route to approving their two-year budget plan that increases state spending.

February 15, 2013 1:00 pm

Prosecutors may reclaim tool to help children get services

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 49-0 Tuesday to restore the authority of prosecutors to ask a court to intervene on behalf of a child needing services without going through the Department of Child Services.

February 05, 2013 5:45 pm
Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

INDIANAPOLIS | The sponsor of legislation creating a state commission focused on children's issues envisions the panel as a kind of super commission that would absorb most of the 31 existing state children's boards, committees and groups but remain nimble and fast-acting.

February 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related

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