congress http://wboi.org en Indiana Group Protests Proposed Change to Social Security http://wboi.org/post/indiana-group-protests-proposed-change-social-security <p>An Indiana advocacy group joined dozens of rallies across the state and country against a proposed change to Social Security it says will cut benefits for seniors.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed change in the House Republican budget in Congress would tie Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustments to what’s called chained CPI, a measure of the Consumer Price Index.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:41:28 +0000 Brandon Smith 17101 at http://wboi.org Indiana Group Protests Proposed Change to Social Security Without action, farm programs to expire at month's end http://wboi.org/post/without-action-farm-programs-expire-months-end <p>Farm groups have expressed concern that key programs such as crop insurance and disaster relief are under threat when current provisions expire at the end of the month.</p><p>House leadership has been reluctant to call the bill for a vote, due to a deep political divide over cuts to the food stamp program, which accounts for 20% of the bill.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:26:30 +0000 Chad Bouchard 4494 at http://wboi.org Without action, farm programs to expire at month's end Nancy Hamilton, wife of former Rep. Lee Hamilton, dies in weekend accident http://wboi.org/post/nancy-hamilton-wife-former-rep-lee-hamilton-dies-weekend-accident <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">The wife of former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton died this weekend after being run over by her own car. She died from her injuries hours later at the hospital.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Bloomington police captain Joe Qualters says 82-year-old Nancy Hamilton was taking her pet to College Mall Veterinary Hospital off east Third Street in Bloomington Saturday afternoon.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:29:38 +0000 Joe Hren 2287 at http://wboi.org Nancy Hamilton, wife of former Rep. Lee Hamilton, dies in weekend accident