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Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Steve Braun

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State Rep. Steve Braun, R-Zionsville, speaks in the Indiana House as state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, looks on. Braun is resigning his House seat in November to become Gov. Mike Pence's Department of Workforce Development commissioner.

August 28, 2014 9:41 am

Indiana Career Council nearing consensus on strategic plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Career Council is putting the finishing touches on a strategic plan aimed at encouraging more Hoosiers to complete post-high school education or job training programs that meet the needs of the state's employers.

May 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Pence denies plans to tie unemployment benefits to forced volunteering

Pence denies plans to tie unemployment benefits to forced volunteering

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appears to be laying the groundwork to require out-of-work Hoosiers to volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits, though he denies having plans to do so.

April 20, 2014 10:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect Hoosier jobs with bipartisan solution

GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect Hoosier jobs with bipartisan solution

Hoosiers might be surprised to learn that in 2012, the 112th Congress agreed on at least one thing; The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 – which included provisions to expand work-sharing policies in the U.S.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
New state agency mired in controversy

New state agency mired in controversy

INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.

November 24, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Indiana making progress paying off unemployment debt

INDIANAPOLIS | State workforce officials announced Monday that Indiana is on track to pay off its massive unemployment insurance debt to the federal government in the next four years.

September 30, 2013 5:30 pm
Pence sure income tax cut will create jobs

Pence sure income tax cut will create jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is certain reducing Indiana's personal income tax rate will create jobs, despite the doubts of legislative leaders and the increase in unemployment that followed distribution of the state's automatic taxpayer refund.

April 20, 2013 11:30 pm Related

Sequester leads to furloughs, project delays at Indiana National Guard

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana National Guard felt the first pinch Monday as federal budget cuts known as the sequester began to take their toll on Hoosiers.

March 04, 2013 7:30 pm
Worker caught collecting unemployment must repay nearly $38K

Worker caught collecting unemployment must repay nearly $38K

CROWN POINT | A Gary man must repay $38,000 in the region's latest case of unemployment benefits theft.

November 04, 2012 9:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Centralized bureaucracies aren't serving local needs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Centralized bureaucracies aren't serving local needs

Andrea Neal’s Aug. 16 column about the Indiana Department of Child Services highlighted the very concerns that worry so many of us who are disturbed about the agency and other departments under this administration.

September 01, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana repaying unemployment insurance debt

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is steadily reducing its unemployment insurance debt, but Hoosier businesses will continue paying an increasing annual penalty through at least 2014 as punishment for the state's unemployment fund shortfall.

August 29, 2012 11:30 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: 11 steps to more jobs, higher incomes

GUEST COMMENTARY: 11 steps to more jobs, higher incomes

Per-capita income is a key indicator of economic well-being. Currently, Indiana's per-capita picture is not pretty.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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