At the heart of the dispute between Indiana and computer giant IBM is whether the technology firm’s failures in the contract to modernize the state’s welfare system were enough to justify Indiana terminating the whole contract, and getting damages afterward.
Pence says he’s concerned about strings attached to the money. But Democrats complained Thursday that the Republican governor is throwing away an opportunity to expand a pilot program that is set to open next year to children in only five counties.
The money had already been earmarked for the programs but the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute board had delayed its distribution to gather more information and confirm the money will be spent to expand programs.
Speaker Bosma says the legislature has enacted 15 tax cuts over the last 14 years, including property tax caps, reductions in the corporate and individual income taxes and elimination of the inheritance tax.
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.