Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration is preparing for implementation of HIP 2.0, its healthcare expansion plan, even though federal approval of the program could still be months away.
Only Hoosiers earning up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level – about $24,000 for a family of four – are eligible for the current Healthy Indiana Plan. That leaves more than 300,000 people without affordable health insurance coverage. HIP 2.0 would expand that up to 138 percent of the poverty level – about $33,000 per year.
After announcing Indiana’s students will take a new standardized test this spring that matches the state’s new standards, state superintendent Glenda Ritz suggested the state should suspend A-F grades for schools because most students will perform poorly on the new test.
Governor Mike Pence says he will not support that plan.
Indiana won’t provide low-income families with financial help when dealing with summer cooling needs.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority traditionally provides $50 benefits to utility companies to help low-income households deal with high energy bills as they try to keep cool during the summer months.
Those Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, benefits won’t be offered this summer because the state ran out of money – it’s already spent nearly $50 million this fiscal year for winter heating assistance.
A group of state legislators from around the United States met June 12th and 13th at the Indiana Statehouse to discuss an idea that's never been tested: a convention of the states aimed at amending the U.S. Constitution.
City and business leaders officially broke ground Thursday on downtown Fort Wayne’s largest new development.
The project is broken up into two components: the “Ash Skyline Plaza” and the “Skyline Terrace.”
A groundbreaking ceremony commemorated the start of construction on the 98 million dollar mixed-use development. The project is funded by the public-private partnership of Ash Brokerage Corporation, Hanning and Bean Enterprises and the City of Fort Wayne.
The full General Assembly will meet at the Statehouse Tuesday to make changes to the state’s criminal code overhaul before the law takes effect July first.
The bulk of Indiana’s overhaul of the criminal code was passed in 2013. But lawmakers put off its effective date until this summer so they could make further changes during the 2014 legislative session.
In the wake of this year’s session, legislators and prosecutors have identified a few issues, mostly involving technical errors within the more than four hundred page bill.