Child Safety and Welfare

Child Safety and Welfare

Broden Dept. of Child Services transparency initiative advances

INDIANAPOLIS – A proposal authored by State Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) to streamline public records requests relating to the Department of Child Services...

Round four: Statewide Smoking Ban returns to legislative discussion

On Sept. 8, the Health Finance Commission heard testimony on the impact of a proposed statewide smoking ban. The commission heard from various health...

A Look Back: The most popular posts of 2014

With 2014 coming to a close and the 2015 legislative session on the horizon, here are The Briefing Room's most popular posts from this year...

2013 Session Preview: Recommendations from interim committees

Dept. of Child Services reform The Dept. of Child Services Interim Study Committee was convened during the 2012 interim and charged with reviewing the operations of...

Budget Brief: Child Services and Health & Human Services

Hearing Date: November 30, 2010 Testifying Agencies: DCS Presentation Transmittal Letter Operating Budget Request DCS Ombudsman Transmittal ...

2012 Session concludes: Smoking Ban, Funding for Full-day Kindergarten, other key issues pass

The 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly ended early Saturday morning. With 27 bills already delivered to the governor and signed into law, many more...

Must Reads

Breaux OpEd: Voter information sharing didn’t start with federal commission, but with Indiana state...

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity is the latest federal overreach that puts Hoosiers’ private information at risk. In reality, President Trump, Vice...

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