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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Legislative Benefits - "Conflicts of interest rampant at Indiana Statehouse"

Matthew Tully has a lengthy story on the front-page of Sunday's Indianapolis Star, headed "Conflicts of interest rampant at Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on "The cost of Indiana education: An examination of 275 Indiana school superintendent contracts"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 20th on the three-part series by Thomas B. Langhorne of the Evansville Courier &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana pensions: A state secret"

Troy Kehoe of WISH-TV aired a very long investigative report last evening on the legal roadblocks to obtaining state pension...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Legislative panel reviewing possible state purchase of iPads for Indiana lawmakers"

Updating its earlier story in the legislative interest in iPads, the NWI Times has this editorial today headed: "Lawmakers could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - How are legislators paid?

This is a work in progress. Corrections are welcome. This is always a confusing area, sometimes it seems intentionally so....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Ind. Gov't. - Indy Star posts latest database of state employee salaries

Updating this ILB entry from March 23, 2010, which revealed that House Speaker Pat Bauer earned $63,023 last year as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Promises with a Price: Public Sector Retirement Benefits"; Indiana impacts

"Promises with a Price: Public Sector Retirement Benefits" is the title to a new 73-page study released by the PEW...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - Ohio federal court throws out Ohio reolving door law intended to limit legislators and staff

A federal district court in Ohio, part of the 6th Circuit, on Feb. 17th, permanently enjoined enforcement of an Ohio...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - "NWI Region lawmakers balance the demands of legislative work, real jobs"

Dan Carden has a story today in the NWI Times on part-time (Indiana) vs. full-time (Illinois) legislators. Some quotes:Service in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ind. Gov't - Access to Power: How lobbyists buy legislators' time and attention

Many Indiana papers today have stories and editorials on lobbying and legislative eithics, including:Gary Post Tribune - "Reaction to reform...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - More on: $40 million spent since passage of 2007 law meant as a bridge to help retired legislators and state employees until they qualify for Medicare

This ILB entry from May 31st gives essential background to today's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - $40 million spent since passage of 2007 law meant as a bridge to help retired legislators and state employees until they qualify for Medicare

The Indianapolis Star's Behind Closed Doors today has an eye-opening story on the costs of 2007's SEA 501:A state health...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Legislative Benefits - "Revolving door spins out of control"

From an editorial today in the Indianapolis Star:Indiana has not experienced a state capitol scandal to rival the Rod Blagojevich...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 02, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Legislative Benefits - More on "Transparency bills get no respect"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today on the new lobbying career of former state Senate leader Robert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Legislative Benefits - "Transparency bills get no respect"

That is the headline to this editorial this morning in the Indianapolis Star:It's still early in the session, but several...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Legislative Benefits - Still more on: "Miller to seek lobbying curbs again"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 7, this item in the Indianapolis Star's "Behind Closed Doors" column this Sunday:Lobbying legislation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Legislative Benefits - More on: "Miller to seek lobbying curbs again" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 23rd, the Indianapolis Star has an editorial today headed "No offense, guys, but you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Legislative Benefits - "Miller to seek lobbying curbs again"

The Indianapolis Star's "Behind Closed Doors" column today includes this item, headed "Miller to seek lobbying curbs again":Sen. Patricia L....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 23, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Legislative Benefits - More on: Lawmaker to lobbyist, yet again

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 13th quoting an editorial from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, the Indianapolis Star today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Legislative Benefits - Lawmaker to lobbyist, yet again

The editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:What’s the best route to a secure and lucrative career? Most people...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

Updating this ILB entry from August 15th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today headed "In a different...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

The Indianapolis Star's editorial today focuses on legislators' remuneration, as did its stories on August 15 (see ILB entries here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - More on: "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

Here are some thoughts on the earlier ILB entry today based on Matt Tulley's Indianapolis Star story. Tulley wrote, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

Legislators passed a law in 2004 to make confidential the amount of their contributions, and the state's contributions, to their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Legislative Benefits - More on: "Insulted" legislators; disrespected citizens

Updating this ILB entry from January 27th, several papers today weigh in with editorials about the Senate committee's reaction to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Legislative Benefits - "Insulted" legislators; disrespected citizens

Updating these earlier ILB entries on SB 165, dated Jan. 17th and Jan. 20th, Mary Beth Schneider reports today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 27, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Legislative Benefits - Still more on "Legislator to Lobbyist" slowdown bill gets cold shoulder

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 20th, Indianapolis Star columnist Matthew Tully writes again today on the revolving door in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Legislative Benefits - More on "Legislator to Lobbyist" slowdown bill gets cold shoulder

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 17th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has an editorial headed "Ethics: It's time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Legislative Benefits - "Legislator to Lobbyist" slowdown bill gets cold shoulder

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener reports today (2nd item) in the Louisville Courier Journal:A Senate proposal would require legislators to go through...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Legislative Benefits - "In Indiana, the gravy train is rolling on"

Here is an item from the Sunday Indianapolis Star's "Behind Closed Doors" column. The headline reads "The sky's the limit":There...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ind. Gov't - Indy Star opines on ethics and the General Assembly

From an editorial today in the Indianapolis Star:Let's hope the ethics reform legislation passed so decisively by Congress inspires similar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana allows legislators to leap right into lobbying"

Patrick Guinane of the NWI Times reports today:The transition from Indiana legislator to lobbyist is a simple, lucrative leap that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 02, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ind. Courts - Linking of judges' pay to that of legislators decried at both federal and state levels

On May 10th, the ILB had an entry titled "Linking judicial and legislative pay has led to a 25% decline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - More on: "But by resigning before July 31, Smith also qualifies for lifetime, state-subsidized health insurance"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning, see also: this entry this morning from Mitch Harper's blog, Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - "But by resigning before July 31, Smith also qualifies for lifetime, state-subsidized health insurance"

John Byrne of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:EAST CHICAGO -- State Sen. Sam Smith wants to pass his legislative seat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - Senate passes a non-transparent and convoluted pay raise bill

A few years back the General Assembly enacted a non-transparent and convoluted series of bills that gave members, their families...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - "Pay raise is risky business for lawmakers"

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star has a comprehensive story today on legislative pay and benefits. For background, see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 04, 2007

Friday, December 08, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Lawyers to Catch More Work with New Benefit Disclosure Rules"

This story from the National Law Journal, headed "Lawyers to Catch More Work with New Benefit Disclosure Rules: Public entities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 08, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Could this be a coincidence?

Sunday morning the ILB posted an entry commenting that three different papers had items that day introducing the topic of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Could this be a coincidence?

Could this be a coincidence? So far I've read three stories today, from different parts of the state, all making...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Senators’ perk appropriately terminated"

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial this Sunday:One of David Long’s first acts as the new state Senate leader...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Senate's health care perks to change somewhat; retaining the General Assembly's video archives

Following up on new Senate Pro Tem David Long's announcement this week (see ILB entry here) that the Senate's generous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 18, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Senate's health care perks to change somewhat

There are a number of stories today on new Senate Pro Tem David Long's announcement re the Senate's life time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 16, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Legislative benefits and the power of elections

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette opines today:The partisan power squabbles that seem so frustrating in the midst of a legislative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 14, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Should legislators should be allowed to serve as officers or directors of state universities and schools?

"Troubling ties with lawmakers" is the headline to this editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:There are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Are the Indiana Week in Review pundits going to be wrong again?

My thoughts: On January 23, 2006 an ILB entry began:I watched WFYI's Indiana Week in Review last weekend. "Lifetime Health...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 03, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Legislative candidates squabble over who likes controversial health perks for lawmakers the least

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier& Press has a a story today headlined "Flier is misleading, challenger says: Battles says...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 08, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Louisiana Governor Blanco vetoes bill giving lifetime health and life insurance benefits to lawmakers

Baton Rouge's paper, The Advocate, reports today:After a firestorm of criticism, Gov. Kathleen Blanco vetoed a bill Thursday that would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Senate democrats reject retirement benefits

Supplementing the ILB entry from yesterday are these stories: Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal writes that:INDIANAPOLIS —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 01, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Senate democrats reject retirement benefits

The Indianapolis Star's Mary Beth Schneider reports in a story just posted: Indiana Senate Democrats said today they will not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Garton and Borst victims of religious zealots? Or were they simply out of touch?

Sheila Suess Kennedy, whose writings I often admire, had a column Tuesday in the Indianapolis Star that concluded:For better or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 25, 2006

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: House Republicans vow to end health care perk, permanently

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today headed "Political foes vow to scrap job perk:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - House Republicans vow to end health care perk, permanently

Mary Beth Schneider reports for the Indianapolis Star this afternoon:Republicans trying to keep the majority in the Indiana House today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Courts - Take note: Voter backlash continues in Pennsylvania

The backlash over the midnight pay raise in Pennsylvania, which in November led the voters to throw out a Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Listen to the freshman"

"Listen to the freshman: Shape up legislature, or the voters will" is the headline to an editorial today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Senate leader ousted

Updating the ILB entry from May 3rd, a "My View" column in the Sunday Indianapolis Star is written by John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 07, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Senate leader ousted [Updated]

"Senate leader ousted" is the headline to a story in the Indianapolis Star today by Michele McNeil. Some quotes:COLUMBUS, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ind. Law - Star criticizes Senator Garton

The Indianapolis Star's editorial cartoon today is a Gary Varvel drawing of Senator Garton walking away from the Statehouse with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 17, 2006

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Two stories today on lobby reform in the Indiana General Assembly

"Bosma mum on lobby-reform plans" is the headline to this story today by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener in the Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 05, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "State Senate stuck in neutral"

"State Senate stuck in neutral" is the headline to an editorial today in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:Our position: State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ind. Law - South Bend Tribune on lawmakers' perks

The South Bend Tribune has an excellent editorial today headlined "Lawmakers should tell all about their perks." Some quotes:Members who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Ind Law - Rep. Bauer, if elected House Speaker, would bring back House health care perks

That is the speculation. In a day of amazing stories, this may be the topper. And it is not yet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 24, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ind. Law - More on legislators' life-time health care benefit

The Indianapoltis Star today has two Letters to the Editor on the health care perk. Some quotes:What a health-care deal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Senate's health perk: They still don't get it"

"Senate's health perk: They still don't get it" is the headline to this editorial today in the Lafayette Journal &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on legislative perks

The Sunday Indianapolis Star editorial is headlined "Some negative numbers: They add up to wastefulness." Some quotes:The Star Editorial Board...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on legislative perks

The Evansville Courier& Press had an editorial titled "Lawmaker Benefits" on Friday that the ILB covered here (2nd item). It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "State senators to keep controversial healthcare benefit"

"State senators to keep controversial healthcare benefit" is the headline to a story today in the Madison Courier. A Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 18, 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Upcoming Indianapolis Star editorials

Well, the Indianapolis Star was somewhat slow out of the gate this year on these issues, but it looks to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Columbus Republic poll on Senate health care perks

A trusted reader has sent me these poll results From the Columbus Republic, hometown paper of state senate leader Bob...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Senators' perks come with lifetime hypocrisy"

Indianapolis Star political columnist Matthew Tully writes today, in a column headed "Senators' perks come with lifetime hypocrisy," that:A group...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Senators will keep lifetime benefits"

Several papers report today on the changes to be made to the Senate health care perks. The bottom line, so...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Senate health care perk modified somewhat [Updated]

Bill Ruthhart has within the hour posted a story on the Indianapolis Star website that reports:The Indiana Senate today modified...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Another article on Senator Garton and health care perks

Brian Howey, in his weekly column in the Decatur Daily Democrat, focuses on Senate President Pro Tempore Robert D. Garton....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Monday, February 13, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Sen. Garton, kill health care perk"

"Sen. Garton, kill health care perk" is the headline to today's Indianapolis Star editorial. It begins:Our position: Senate president pro...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2006

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ind. Law - Yet another story on legislative health care perks, state pensions, and Senator Garton

Matthew Tully's politics column today is headed "Old-school politician flunking government reform." Some quotes:I really had no intention of spending...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 12, 2006

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ind. Law - Garton: Legislators' lifetime insurance "changes" considered

A 2/7/06 story by Dave Evensen in the Columbus Republic (and the first story I've seen on the issue from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - For most bills, it's a short life; Bill to abolish legislators' health care perks among the dead

"For most bills, it's a short life" is the headline to a Mary Beth Schneider story today in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Ind. Law - Editorials: Health insurance perk should be canceled

Two more papers have strong editorials today on the Indiana General Assembly's health care perks. From the Marion County Tribune,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Ind. Law - Health care perks and the 2006 elections

The Decatur Daily Democrat has an opinion piece today by Brian Howey headed "Health care perks and the 2006 elections."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

Ind. Law - More on legislators' health care - voting records and questions re state employees' benefits

This is Part I of the two entries I hope to get posted today on the "legislative health care...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

Ind. Law - Tully re Senate health care for life: "Garton clearly doesn't get it"; "An affront to Indiana taxpayers" says editorial

Indianapolis Star columnist Matthew Tully's report today is headlined "Sen. Garton's fence-sitting on perk must be painful." Some quotes:[Senate President...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ind. Law - Still more stories today on legislative health care perks

Niki Kelly writes today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:INDIANAPOLIS – A day after Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma announced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ind. Law - A number of editorials today on the legislators' health perk; plus some observations

A number of Indiana newspapers this morning have editorials on the General Assembly's free health care benefits for life. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ind. Law - Still more on Indiana legislators' free health care for life

Advance Indiana has just posted a commentary, headed "Garton Begins Deception Game On Health Care Perk," based on in part...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ind. Law - State-subsidized House insurance changes coming

"State-subsidized House insurance changes coming" is the headline to a lengthy story by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener in today's Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ind. Law - Speaker says he does not have authority to change the plan for those already retired.

"Bosma said he doesn’t have the authority to change the plan for those already retired." That is a quote from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ind. Law - Speaker may make major changes to lawmaker health benefits

"Speaker to make major changes to lawmaker health benefits" is the headline to an AP story by Mike Smith available...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ind. Law - Star reports House members health perk may be cut [Updated]

A story by the Indianapolis Star's Mary Beth Schneider, posted to the Star website at 3:28 PM, reports that:House Speaker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ind. Law - "Kittle Blasts Legislator Health Care for Life; 'Needs to go back to Zero'"

"Kittle Blasts Legislator Health Care for Life; 'Needs to go back to Zero'" is the headline to a brief report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2006

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ind. Law - "Don't change it; end it" opines Evansville C&P on legislators' lifetime health insurance perk

The Evansville Courier& Press has an editorial today titled "Don't change it; end it." Some quotes:While serving in the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ind. Law - "A free, lifetime perk that has to come to an end"

"A free, lifetime perk that has to come to an end" is the headline to an editorial today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ind. Law - A bill to end legislative branch health perks appears doomed; budget agency refuses to approve acturial study of costs of perks

Jennifer Whitson has a lengthy story in today's the Evansville Courier & Press, headlined "Lawmakers' insurance perk under fire." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Latest on: Secrets of health care pact for legislators and staff may be revealed; plus recap/index to earlier entries

"Bright takes issue with health insurance plan for legislators" is the headline to this story posted Monday afternoon on The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: Secrets of health care pact for legislators and staff may be revealed

Don't miss listening to this NPR story from this morning on accounting for health-care benefits. Titled "State, Local Governments Face...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Lawmakers' benefits getting close look

"Lawmakers' benefits getting close look: Federal rules may lead to cut in state insurance package" is the headline to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Secrets of health care pact for legislators and staff may be revealed

Here is how it works (see also ILB entry from earlier today):Lawmakers' retirement health benefit wasn't created by a single...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Secrets of health care pact for legislators and staff may be revealed

Howey's Political Report Online today contains this in a caption to a photo of legislative leaders Garton and Bosma:Auditor of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2006

Monday, March 14, 2005

Ind. Gov't. - Prerogatives of legislators and their staffs

Kevin Corcoran of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy and important story today on some of the special benefits the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2005

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Indiana Law - Compensation of General Assembly members

The Indianapolis Star has an informative editorial today about legislative compensation, explaining that things are not precisely as they appear....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 05, 2004