Child Safety and Welfare

Child Safety and Welfare

2017 Session Adjourns: An update from Sine Die

Late last week, the Indiana General Assembly rushed to wrap-up state business at the close of the 2017 legislative session. At the start of...

Final Senate Deadlines: Major issues considered before conference committees begin

The busiest week to date of the 2017 Indiana General Assembly just wrapped up, and with it came a great deal of controversy and...

Minute-by-minute: Senate Democrats offer 18 amendments to state budget

On Wednesday, the Indiana Senate considered the state’s next two-year budget on second reading, which means that any senator can file an amendment in...

Two proposals unanimously approved, successful day for freshman legislator

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, two proposals offered by freshman legislator, State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), were unanimously approved. Senate Bill (SB) 475 would require the...

Mrvan proposal to assist Hoosier children passes House committee

INDIANAPOLIS-- A proposal co-authored by State Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) that would assist victims of child abuse was approved by the House Education Committee...

Session Halftime: 16 Bills We Followed during Deadline Week

Deadline Week This week we paid close attention to 16 key pieces of legislation that were on the Senate calendar to be considered for 2nd and...

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Lanane OpEd: “Is this the best we can do for children in Indiana?”

The 2017 Kids Count Data Report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Indiana Youth Institute ranks Indiana 28th among states for...

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