Just before midnight, the Indiana General Assembly completed their work for the 2015 Session by approving the $31 billion state budget. We are honored and humbled to share that our request for additional resources to restore cuts from 2010 were a part of that budget.
As part of INARF’s continuing commitment to ensuring members are informed, we have compiled updates on key issues and activities in which the INARF Board of Directors, Governmental Affairs Committee, and Staff have been engaged in on your behalf.
Speaker Brian Bosma told the House that he believes in miracles but there's not going to be one this year; the legislature will be going to the last statutory day, Wednesday, rather than finishing early as many had hoped. Midnight Wednesday is the deadline for the session to adjourn, and Speaker Bosma says they will adjourn by then with a budget for 2015-17 having been adopted.
Social Security, Vision 2025 Announced
The United States is embarking on the 80th Anniversary of its Social Security programs this year. On April 27th, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, officially released Vision 2025. Over the next decade, the vision is meant to guide Social Security through with three key priorities: superior customer experience, exceptional employees, and being an innovative organization.
Information of Interest: Free Seminar on Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities
The Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security is pleased to announce their FREE 2015 Seminar on Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities, which will be held on Tuesday, April 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (EST) at the Indianapolis World Sports Park and Banquet Hall, located at 1313 Post Road, Indianapolis.