Friday, January 5, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 legislative session! Inside the Statehouse is Indiana Institute for Working Families’ weekly blog series on legislative action in the Indiana General Assembly.

The Institutes aim is to provide readers with an analysis of legislation in Indiana that may positively or negatively affect Hoosier working families. The Institute’s 2018 Policy Agenda focuses on ways to #RightTheShip for 1 in 3 Hoosiers who are left underwater economically by: Removing AnchorsEnsuring Life Preservers, and Providing the Propeller to steer Hoosiers toward economic security and broad prosperity. These priorities will navigate us through the 2018 session.

Indiana Institute for Working Families 2018 Policy Agenda
Each week, Inside the Statehouse blog series will summarize the previous week’s legislative actions and preview what is expected to happen in the coming week. Action Alerts will be sent out if a crucial vote is scheduled for a bill that the Institute supports or opposes. These alerts will inform you of the bill number, its consequences or possibilities, and the action you can take. Your voice matters and we need your help. Please take a moment sign up to  receive updates in your inbox.

In addition to our policy agenda the Institute for Working Families continues to monitor and work on legislation affecting Hoosier families including but not limited to:

·           state budget and tax policy
·           adult education and workforce development
·          strong social safety nets
·           asset development and consumer protections
·           early education and childcare
·           job quality including paid leave
·           family-sustaining wages

We need to hear from you on these issues. Please let us know which issues matter most to you. Do you have stories of how current policy is helping or hurting Hoosier working families? Is there a policy that has affected your life? Let us know in the comments or send an e-mail to  

For more frequent updates, you can like the Indiana Institute for Working Families on Facebook and follow us on TwitterThe Institute also welcomes your donations to ensure that working families continue to have a voice at the Statehouse.

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