Child Safety and Welfare

Child Safety and Welfare

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...

Committee deadlines: Making the Cut

On Thursday, the Senate met their committee hearing deadline. Good or bad, here’s what happened this week as committees rushed to make final changes...

A closer look: Why it’s time for paid family leave

The United States stands alone as the only advanced nation without paid family leave. Consider that countries like Estonia and Bulgaria have already stepped...

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...

Legislative Council assigns summer study topics

The Legislative Council met today to assign topics to be addressed by study committees this summer. This group is comprised of leadership from both...

Op Ed: Gov. Pence’s commitment to most vulnerable doesn’t measure up

By: Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) “We also know that the true measure of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable.” These are...

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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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