The Indiana Department of Child Services is requesting a 42 percent increase in its budget next year compared to the funding it was designated to receive this year in the previous budget cycle. The proposed budget from DCS would include $965 million from the state’s general fund per year for the next two fiscal years.
Top Republican and Democratic lawmakers voted Tuesday afternoon to recommend that the General Assembly adopt a new sexual harassment policy when it convenes next year. The Legislative Council unanimously approved the guidelines to combat sexual harassment at the Indiana Statehouse, but the policy will still undergo review by the ethics committees in the House and Senate and require approval from both chambers.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is taking heat for allegations that he inappropriately touched four women — including a state lawmaker — but political observers say he could survive a call for his resignation.
The Indiana Transportation Museum announced Friday morning that it plans to file a federal lawsuit against area government entities and authorities in regards to their ongoing battle over the Nickel Plate Railroad.