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Pence administration earmarks $344,000 more for domestic violence

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Forty-three domestic violence programs across Indiana will be eligible to receive $344,000 in additional funding under a plan the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced Monday. The money will come on top of $2.55 million the ICJI board has approved for the groups so far this fiscal year and another […]

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Domestic violence shelters get money, more could be on the way

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state criminal justice board approved $1.9 million in state grants for domestic violence programs across Indiana on Friday – but left another $1.1 million unspent for now as demands for services spike. The grants mean that 42 organizations will receive the same amount of state money as they […]

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Domestic violence groups say Pence administration plans to cut funding

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence are at odds over funding for prevention and shelters. The nonprofit group claims the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute – with Pence’s approval – is proposing to cut $1.25 million from domestic violence programs. But representatives of the governor and […]

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State tax receipts don’t meet projections in August

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax receipts fell 1.4 percent below projections in August but revenues remain ahead of last year’s totals. The Indiana State Budget Agency released its monthly report on revenue collection for the state’s main checking account on Wednesday. It showed tax receipts for the month were $974.9 million, which […]

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State spends millions to launch high-tech data hub, analyze information

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence unveiled a new technology center Tuesday that cost the state nearly $340,000 to create and will be used to monitor real-time data as part of an effort to identify and solve state problems. But the cost of the Management & Performance Hub headquartered in the space […]

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Lawmakers move forward with plans to monitor State Board of Accounts

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s independent auditing agency will soon receive more legislative oversight. A subcommittee of the Indiana Legislative Council met this week to determine the goals and best practices of a new Audit Committee, which is meant to operate as a type of peer-review system for the State Board of […]

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Hoosier Lottery sets revenue record, falls short of goal

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The company running the Hoosier Lottery came up just short of its revenue goals for 2014 – but made a record amount of money at the same time. GTECH – a private management company that took over the Hoosier Lottery’s day-to-day operations in 2012 – had an estimated $250 […]

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Tax revenue falls just below projections in July

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Budget Agency released its monthly report on revenue collection for the general fund – the first of Fiscal Year 2015 – on Wednesday, which showed a 1.7 percent dip in tax receipts compared to estimates. The state brought in a total of $1.04 billion in July […]

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State ends fiscal year with more than $2 billion in the bank

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state ended the fiscal year on June 30 with $2 billion in the bank and spent $107 million less than it received from taxes, state Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced at the state’s 2014 closeout on Monday. Overall, the state spent roughly $15 billion during the last fiscal year, […]

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Concerns raised over possible tax hike for electric cars

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and Rep. Cherrish Pryor, D-Indianapolis, both voiced concerns about a potential rate increase proposed by Indianapolis Power and Light that could help fund some of the start up costs for the BlueIndy project. The request for a 44 cent, per month, per […]

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