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Indiana legislators make base salary of $26,490 per year

State lawmakers in Indiana now draw a base salary of $26,490 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Strong Support in Indiana CD-5 for Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Andrew Bales, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Indiana (district 5), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Indiana community college tuitions jumped 38.3% over 15 years

Indiana two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,500 in 2004-05 to $4,840 in 2019-20, the 27th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Indiana governor makes annual salary of $121,331

The governor of Indiana now draws a yearly salary of $121,331, the 38th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Indiana K-12 schools spent $11.1 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Indiana spent an estimated $11.1 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.6 percent decrease in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Indiana children in foster care numbered 18,560 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Indiana at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 18,560, an 11.2 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Indiana, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Indiana is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Indiana K-12 schools paid out $9,090 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Indiana spent $9,090 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the fifth lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

11.6% of Indiana residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Indiana residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 11.6 percent of the state’s population, the 24th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Indiana offers 79 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Indiana number 79, the 15th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Indiana schools get 28.5% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 29 percent of Indiana public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the ninth lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Indiana reach $6.9 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Indiana amount to $6.9 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 17th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Indiana averaged $50,614

Teachers’ salaries in Indiana averaged $50,614 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 36th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Indiana reach $4.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Indiana amount to $4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 18th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Indiana’s public pensions are 89.8 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Indiana’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 89.8 percent of the total, the fourth highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Indiana reach $18.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Indiana amount to $18.2 billion, the 17th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Fort Wayne’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Indiana

The Fort Wayne metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Indiana, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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