Some states consider slashing payments to parents who care for disabled kids

Apr 1, 2024
At least 12 states have proposed cutting payments that thousands of families rely on. The Dewitt family in Indiana is one of them.
Jackson Dewitt is one of around 1,600 children who receive services through the Attendant Care Program. The stipend his mother, Jennifer, gets for providing around-the-clock care for him helps the family stay afloat.
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Devonte and Cassie Bradford with their three kids, Damari, Kendrix and Jaylee.
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"These folks are caught in a trap" by tariffs, U.S. representative says

Aug 2, 2018
Jackie Walorski from Indiana's 2nd District led an analysis of the tariff exemption process.
Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, says she's had many conversations with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, “and they've been eyeball to eyeball.”
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Tax cuts: Have they benefited Indiana's economy?

May 11, 2018
During an Indiana rally on Thursday night, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence praised their administration's work, including the 2017 tax bill.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana, on Thursday night.
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African-Americans are leaving Chicago for a better quality of life in neighboring Indiana

Jan 29, 2018
Issues with schools, a stagnant job market and affordability have driven 12,000 blacks from Cook County in the last year.
William Godwin in his office in the Miller Beach section of Gary, Indiana.
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Why Donald Trump is going after union leader Chuck Jones on Twitter

Dec 8, 2016
Jones has been a critic of Trump's deal to save jobs in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 01: Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence greeets President-elect Donald Trump as he takes the stage to speak to workers at Carrier air conditioning and heating on December 1, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
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Trump's Carrier deal “is not policy," experts say

Dec 1, 2016
Details are still unclear, and it may not be replicable.
A view of a Carrier factory in France. Donald Trump recently struck a deal with Carrier that would keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana. 

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Welfare's role in alternative to abortion programs

Jun 23, 2016
Indiana and other states support crisis pregnancy centers with federal welfare money.
When Brandi David found herself unexpectedly pregnant, she turned to Women's Care Center for help.
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Indiana's manufacturing troubles were good for Trump

May 3, 2016
The Hoosier state is built on manufacturing. Layoffs fed into the populist tone of this election, even though the sector is healthy.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made layoffs in Indiana central to his campaign there.
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How discrimination fits into the business model

Apr 1, 2015
Businesses can bounce unwanted customers, but not whole classes of customers.