Key state lawmakers Friday threw their support behind efforts to solve the understaffing problems in the Department of Child Services. DCS caseworkers are handling workloads so big that the Pence Administration has been sued by the ACLU. And only one of 19 regions in the state has adequate staffing according to state guidelines. But when DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura appeared before the State Budget Committee in West Lafayette she encountered sympathetic lawmakers. The governor’s announcement Thursday to hire 113 new caseworkers will permit the state to come into compliance, Bonaventura said. She cited a 26 percent increase in the…
The Pence Administration has been instructed to supply lawmakers with more details.
The announcement that 113 caseworkers will be hired follows the hiring of an additional 100 caseworkers earlier this year.
Brewer also called for creation of a heroin task force.
Following a town hall meeting at the State Fair the governor indicated that he is sensitive to the high price tag.
“The economic impact is very significant,” he said.
It’s a $650 million plan that includes a shopping mall.
They are jobs that were done in Mexico until March of this year.
In a statement issued late Friday afternoon she said she will run for re-election.
Tom Sugar, who recently began a non-profit pursing redistricting and voting reform, says he will decide on a bid for governor within 30 days…
The goal is to eliminate the backlog by the end of this year.
Hogsett is not yet ready to reveal where the money will come from to accomplish that.
The lawsuit will ask the EPA to postpone the rule until a federal court can decide the matter.
It’s a term that was once considered appropriate, but is no longer.