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Daniels Cancels FSSA Privatization Deal

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has canceled the state’s one point three billion contract with a group of IBM companies to privatize some of the state’s welfare services. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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New Numbers on Indiana’s Federal Stimulus Spending Released

A preliminary report out today from Indiana’s budget officials shows so far, there are about 16 thousand full time jobs statewide being supported with federal stimulus money. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Group Wants Big Changes for FSSA Private Contract

A group of advocates for senior citizens and the disabled say they want the state to end its contract with an IBM consortium to privatize portions of the welfare system. The Indiana Home Care Task Force asserts the one point three billion dollar deal has been a failure, and needs to be replaced with a state employees handling social services eligibility in person. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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Report Shows What Would Happen if Indiana Expands Sales Tax on Services

With the announcement last week that Indiana is already 254 million dollars behind what it expected to receive in revenue for the year, a report out today shows one way legislators might be able to bring in additional revenue to support government spending on services. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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State Revenue Falls Short of Projections, Again

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is calling on state revenue forecasters to look at how they calculate their projections, after revenue collections for the first quarter of the state’s fiscal year fell 254 million dollars behind projections. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Report Shows Number of Uninsured Hoosiers on the Rise

A report released today by the non profit organization Families U-S-A shows that because of the rise in unemployment, the number of Hoosiers without health insurance is also going up. The report compares the percentage of uninsured adults in 2009 with the U.S. Census Bureau’s average annual percentage of uninsured adults from 2006 to 2008. According to the analysis, the percentage of uninsured adults in Indiana grew from about 16 percent in 2006 through 2008 to a projected nearly nineteen percent in 2009. Ron Pollack is Families USA’s executive director.

“People who receive a pink slip experience a double whammy. They not only lose their jobs, but they usually also lose their health insurance as well. That’s why health care reform is so important.”

The report also says since most Americans get their health coverage through their job or that of a family member, higher unemployment rates result in more Americans joining the ranks of the uninsured. Pollack contends that while temporary options like COBRA and individual coverage are available, they are often too expensive.

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Indiana Companies in DC Supporting Cap and Trade

A half dozen Indiana companies are in Washington, D.C. meeting with Obama administration officials and members of Congress to communicate their support for energy and climate legislation. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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