Brian Scott

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August Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (September 18, 2015) – Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined again in August by 0.1 percent to 4.6 percent. Last month marked the lowest rate of unemployment in the Hoosier State since August of 2007. Additionally, Indiana’s labor force increased by 5,629 individuals last month and has experienced a …

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Census: More than 1 in 3 Hoosiers Live Below Economic Self-Sufficiency

Indianapolis, IN-Despite gains that brought Indiana’s poverty rate back near its 2010 level, new Census data show persistent child poverty and less mobility for low-income Hoosiers, indicating that Indiana’s economy still presents impediments to self-sufficiency that will require targeted solutions.  According to the United States Census Bureau’s American Community Survey …

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Coats Statement on the Fed’s Decision to Maintain Interest Rates

WASHINGTON, DC – Joint Economic Committee Chairman Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today released the following statement regarding the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee decision to maintain the federal funds target rate:  “Today the Federal Reserve announced that interest rates will remain near zero. The Fed’s decision is an acknowledgement that …

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Beasley's Orchard Unveils 2015 Corn Maze with Ford Mustang Theme

DANVILLE, IN (September 17, 2015) – Beasley’s Orchard in Danville, Ind., will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang with its design of the 2015 Corn Maze. This year’s highly anticipated Corn Maze at Beasley’s Orchard opens Friday, Sept. 25 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31.  …

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Indiana Democrats Receive Final Approval for 2016 Delegate Selection Plan

Indianapolis, IN—The Indiana Democratic Party received final approval from the Democratic National Committee to implement the Indiana Delegate Selection Plan. The Plan outlines how Indiana will allocate and select its 98 delegates and alternates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 25-28, 2016. Indiana has 56 …

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Coats, Klobuchar Urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Immediately Reconsider Restrictions on Payments for Prosthetics

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) are urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to immediately reconsider restrictions on payments for prosthetics. Recently proposed changes in Medicare coverage would restrict access to modern prosthetic care for approximately 150,000 Medicare beneficiaries in need of …

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2016 Indiana AmeriCorps Funding Available

Serve Indiana Commission (Serve Indiana), in cooperation with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), are now accepting applications for the AmeriCorps*State grant. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations for the purpose of supporting AmeriCorps members and addressing community needs. An AmeriCorps Member is an individual who is …

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Hendricks County planning for Indiana's Bicentennial celebration

Planning for a massive, year-long celebration to commemorate Indiana’s Bicentennial or 200th anniversary as a state has begun, and help is needed at the local level to plan activities in Hendricks County in 2016. Local residents, business and civic leaders interested in learning about volunteer opportunities are encouraged to attend …

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