By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File The House version of a bill that would force drug testing on welfare recipients in three counties failed in a Senate committee by a 5-5 vote on Wednesday, although the language could be revived later this session. House Bill 1007, which also calls for drug testing of lawmakers, passed […]
By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The House approved a bill Tuesday that will impose drug testing requirements on the poorest Hoosiers in three counties who receive assistance from a state welfare program. House Bill 1007 – which passed 72-23 and moves to the Senate for consideration – also creates a drug testing […]
Today The Statehouse File goes One-on-One with Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington, who talks about her legislation to eliminate the sales taxes on utility bills for poor families. Watch now: 1-on-1: Rep. Peggy Welch talks a tax exemption for the home energy assistance program from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.
By Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would help low-income Hoosier families better afford their utility services. House Bill 1141 makes families who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to be exempt from paying the 7 percent sales tax on […]
Listen to the radio version of our story: By Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Poor Indiana families could get a little extra help on their utility bills under a bill the House Ways and Means Committee considered Monday. The committee debated but did not vote on House Bill 1141, which would exempt those […]