Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is tackling some of Indiana’s top consumer complaints with his legislative proposals for the 2015 session. That includes going after home improvement scammers and enhancing protections for Hoosier veterans.
Seven new counties across the state will partner with the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which offers community-based alternative programs to the typical detention facility solution for juveniles.
Legislators are considering revamping the state’s tax code, and several lawmakers met Monday in a legislative study committee to gather input from the Indiana Department of Revenue. Most seem to agree that the tax code should be simplified, but lawmakers say that’s easier said than done.
The Public Integrity Coalition was formed earlier this year as a partnership between the State Board of Accounts, the Association of Cities and Towns, the Association of Indiana Counties and local government leaders. It’s developed legislative proposals intended to both halt public corruption before it can occur and help recover stolen money.
Domestic violence prevention advocates criticized the Criminal Justice Institute for holding back funding and making programs jump through unnecessary hoops. The governor is now speeding up the timeline for release of the additional, and mistakenly reverted, dollars.
The Indiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges says the state needs to put more money into providing public defenders for juveniles. That’s ahead of a new rule that will create a greater need for those lawyers.