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Proposal would give Indiana families hundreds every month

Photo of man with moneyPhoto byPhoto by Alexander Grey (Creative Commons)onUnsplash. Are you're struggling a little bit financially with inflation hitting as the holidays are right around the corner? Well, here is some news that will likely encourage you. A proposal from three senators has come out called the Family Security Act 2.0. This program would give American families between $250-350 per month for each child. Children ages five years old and under would receive $350 each month and the money would be sent to the parents. For parents with a child between the ages of six to seventeen years old, the parents would receive $250 each month.

Franciscan Health tightens visitor restrictions at central Indiana hospitals

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — With the number of reported flu cases and other respiratory illnesses on the rise, Franciscan Health on Monday announced new visitor restrictions for its hospitals in Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville. The following policies went into effect at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5:. Only two immediate family...

Winter heating assistance available to Hoosiers struggling this winter season

As Indiana begins to feel the chill of winter and the days get shorter, many are switching on their furnaces and keeping the lights on longer. Lower temperatures and longer nights also mean increases in energy costs. With higher bills, many struggling Hoosiers worry about staying warm. Fortunately, there are...

With Blue Line plans scaled back, city embarks on its own infrastructure project

With IndyGo's Blue Line bus rapid transit project out of the picture for a portion of West Washington Street, the city's Department of Public Works is stepping in with infrastructure improvements to part of that roadway. The work on West Washington Street between Holt Road and Lynhurst Drive extends an already-planned project to address long-time flooding issues in the adjacent Fleming Garden neighborhood. ...

Judge denies emergency motion to block Indiana AG from accessing medical records in investigation of abortion services provided to 10-year-old

An Indiana judge has denied an emergency motion that in part requested to block the state's attorney general from accessing patient medical records in an investigation involving an Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion services to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio, according to an order filed in Marion County Superior Court Friday.

Indiana State Parks News for Holiday Season

Stay two nights, Sunday–Thursday, and your second night is FREE. Must stay two consecutive nights. Blackout dates are Dec. 25, 2022–Jan. 5, 2023. Certain restrictions may apply.

Best Hospital In Indiana

Are you looking for a finalized list of hospital in the Indiana town? In this page, you are going to get a finalized list of the awesome hospital that is basically situated in the Indiana town. Also, a direction link from your house, and average people ratings, Support Line, direction,...

Indiana’s abortion ban blocked again

MARION COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana’s abortion ban has been blocked by a court in Marion County after a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. The court granted the preliminary injunction stating that the plaintiffs, Hoosier Jews for Choice and five women, are “likely to prevail on their claims” that the […]

Indiana customers continue to face higher bills as fossil fuels plants break, costs skyrocket

For utility customers across Indiana, 2022 probably felt like one thing after another when it comes to their bills. And they would be right, according to consumer advocates. In recent months, utilities have repeatedly raised rates to cover the skyrocketing costs of the coal and gas needed to run their plants as well as the energy they had to buy from the grid when some of those plants unexpectedly shut down.

Downs: Braun’s Decision Sends Big Ripples Through Hoosier Political Landscape

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Election year 2024 will be one with a lot of shake-ups of Indiana’s political landscape, says one expert on the matter. Andy Downs is professor emeritus of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He tells Indy Politics that Sen. Mike Braun’s intent to return home to Indiana to run for governor carries a lot of weight on who else may run for the chief executive role in Indiana’s government.

Holcomb released from hospital

Gov. Eric Holcomb was released from the hospital Saturday and is resting at home, according to a tweet from his office signed by his press secretary. He was hospitalized Thursday after going to the doctor with what he thought was the flu. But he was diagnosed with pneumonia instead. “Out...

Indiana passed a new law allowing for some eviction filings to be sealed. Some experts say that law is helping residents

Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly passed a new law allowing for the sealing of some eviction filings. Now, some experts say the new system is being put to use. During the 2022 legislative session, tenant advocates argued that expungement is a necessary step because eviction filings – even when they don’t lead to an eviction – make it much harder for tenants to find housing again.

Can You Legally Bury a Body on Your Property in Indiana?

We will all die at some point. You will die. I will die. Everyone we know will die. I know that sounds crass, and you probably don't like thinking about it, but you know it's true. Time is undefeated in the game of life. It wins every time. If time were a sports team, its all-time (no pun intended) record would be something like three trillion and zero. Hopefully, you're still a long way away from that day coming, but when it does, you may like the idea of making your final resting place the place you call home. But, can you legally do that if you live in Indiana?

Indy charter schools call on IPS to share referendum money

Leaders of more than two dozen city charter schools are calling on Indianapolis Public Schools to share revenue from a property-tax levy the district proposed for next year’s ballot. The collective wants IPS to share an equal amount of revenue among all public school students who live and attend...

Statehouse basement renovations approach $600k

Indiana paid nearly $600,000 to remodel and reconfigure several committee rooms on the state capitol building’s first floor. The renovations took place after last year’s legislative session. Statehouse Room 156 was previously sectioned into four smaller rooms and a connecting lobby-like area. After months-long renovations costing $583,000 — to date — it’s a snazzy set […] The post Statehouse basement renovations approach $600k appeared first on Indiana Capital Chronicle.

Mural Grants Awarded to Four Area Projects

The State of Indiana is spotlighting some recent mural designed completed with state grant funding. The money has helped with completion of 40 murals across Indiana. In this area, four murals were completed with the state funding. They iclude the “Touch of Heaven” mural on Main Street in Washington; Linton’s Carnegie Heritage and Art Center mural; the Princeton mural at the Gibson County Economic Development Center; and the mural at the Loogootee Eye Center.

Educators gearing up for new middle school civics course

A new middle school civics course will be required for Indiana students. The Indiana Bar Foundation advocated for the requirement during the 2022 legislative session, and the State Board of Education approved the curriculum in June. Tim Kalgreen, director of civic education for the foundation, said they are currently implementing...