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State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has sketched out how it will promote Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to eligible Hoosiers, even though federal officials have yet to approve the governor's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion.

August 10, 2014 10:20 pm Related

State halts enrollment in Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration halted enrollment Thursday in the Healthy Indiana Plan because state funding for the program no longer can support additional participants.

July 24, 2014 8:38 pm
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related

M'ville woman, 31, accused of committing welfare fraud

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville woman is accused of withholding financial information from the government while she was pocketing more than $20,000 in public assistance. 

July 09, 2014 6:27 pm

Key state agency leader resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 and preschool education program face uncertain futures after the head of the state agency responsible for implementing them announced Monday she's quitting.

June 16, 2014 5:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

Early childhood education is important to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He devoted five paragraphs on that subject in his State of the State speech Jan. 14. He even took the rare step of testifying at an Indiana Senate committee hearing on legislation that would implement his idea of a voucher-ba…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Video
Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.

June 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Preschool pilot program won't be ready for fall

INDIANAPOLIS | The $10 million preschool pilot program that Gov. Mike Pence named a top accomplishment of the 2014 legislative session won't be paying for any Hoosier children to attend preschool until at least 2015.

June 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Indiana to stop paying for early elective births

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's Medicaid program no longer will pay the hospital or physician costs for births prior to 39 weeks gestation, unless medically necessary or occurring naturally.

May 05, 2014 2:15 pm

Preschool funding plan wins governor's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has taken a tentative step toward joining the 41 other states that use tax revenue to fund preschool education.

March 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Northwest Family Services closed, license revoked

HAMMOND | A Hammond child care center was closed permanently on Friday after operating for four days with a revoked license.

January 31, 2014 8:00 pm

Changes coming to food stamp payment dates

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier food stamp recipients will have January benefit paid in two equal installments as Indiana transitions to a distribution schedule spread across 19 days each month, instead of just the first 10 days.

December 09, 2013 2:30 pm Related
Feds OK one-year reprieve for Healthy Indiana Plan

Feds OK one-year reprieve for Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Healthy Indiana Plan, a government-supported high deductible health insurance program used by some 37,000 low-income Hoosiers, will continue through at least 2014 — but about a third of current participants will be forced out.

September 03, 2013 1:24 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare and the need for hard questions

BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare and the need for hard questions

On Aug. 24, 2001, a French stuntman named Thierry Devaux tried to bungee jump from Lady Liberty's torch in the New York Harbor. He ended up dangling on his parasail from her wrist.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

INDIANAPOLIS | Top Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly are using the Tony Bennett school grade-changing scandal to demand a broader investigation of the state's Republican-controlled executive branch.

August 08, 2013 6:00 pm Related

State mailing error exposes personal data of thousands

INDIANAPOLIS | The personal information of thousands of state assistance recipients -- including addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers and financial data -- may have erroneously been mailed to other state assistance recipients earlier this year.

July 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Pence team not working on Medicaid expansion alternative

INDIANAPOLIS | With just three months until millions of low-income Americans start signing up for an expanded Medicaid program, the Pence administration revealed Tuesday it has yet to begin talking with the federal government about creating an Indiana alternative.

June 25, 2013 6:00 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
State revokes Hammond day care's license after finding 117 violations

State revokes Hammond day care's license after finding 117 violations

HAMMOND | The Indiana Bureau of Child Care has revoked a Hammond child care center's license after state inspectors documented 117 violations, state records show.

April 10, 2013 9:49 am
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