Nearly a decade has passed since Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Department of Child Services to protect children from abuse and neglect. It was and continues to be a wise move to split the agency from the behemoth Family and Social Services Administration in an effort — as we said in 2004 — …
INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration halted enrollment Thursday in the Healthy Indiana Plan because state funding for the program no longer can support additional participants.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Treasurer Richard Mourdock isn't on the ballot this year and likely never will run for public office again, but that's not stopping Hoosier Democrats from seeking to tie all Indiana Republican candidates to his rhetoric.
Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.
As I drove on the expressway this past weekend, I noticed how dirty the sides of the roads were. Empty plastic bottles, plastic bags and remnants from fast food restaurants decorated the highway.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is taking his sales pitch for Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 on the road this week in part to show national conservative and Republican groups he's keeping the faith, even as he seeks federal health funds provided through the much-demonized Affordable Care Act.
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.
While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.
What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is running for re-election, but she's not running from controversy. Neither should Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative proposal requiring drug tests for some Indiana welfare recipients was dramatically scaled back Wednesday by a Senate committee due to concerns about cost and effectiveness.
House Speaker Brian Bosma is eager to require drug tests for welfare recipients. It's an idea that has been tested and failed.
Amid all the angst over healthcare.gov, the Obamacare signup website, there are successful examples locally of making interaction with government easier by doing more online.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.
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INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted in favor of 40 proposals Wednesday, the final day for the Senate to act on House-approved legislation.
Talk about a loaded question. State Rep. Hal Slager's question is this: Do you believe Indiana, like other states, should implement random drug testing as a requirement to receiving state-funded welfare benefits?
Testing welfare recipients for drug use is a popular cause, but the dollars and cents don't add up.
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