Looming September 30 Deadline

The number one function of Congress is budgeting and fiscal oversight – only money matters. This year, under Republican leadership with Speaker McCarthy, Congress is increasing the amount of unauthorized spending, the U.S. debt hit $33T for the first time in history with no material solutions legislated as part of the debt ceiling debacle, no…

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Make Friday The 13th Your Lucky Day

By: Mark Hall We are so grateful for all the community support The Feeding Team receives, without sponsors and fundraising many hungry neighbors would go without. The need remains critical in central Indiana as some neighbor’s struggle with food insecurity. Will you partner with us in the mission to eliminate hunger in Hamilton County? Here’s…

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Ask The Feeding Team Anything

By: Mark Hall We love hearing from all our neighbors, those who donate, take food, pantry hosts, volunteers, sponsors, and yes, even those who criticize what we do. This month’s column is an “Ask Us Anything” article, featuring answers to a few recent questions the team has received. Michelle from Fortville asks, how do you…

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Unnoticed invisible Neighbors

By: Mark Hall Visiting this week’s Hamilton County 4-H Fair, I couldn’t escape the fantastic aroma of Hoosier fair food. The smell of the burgers, pork chops, corn on the cob, the countless sweet treats like elephant ears, ice cream, and snow cones all made for a tough caloric experience. Thousands of us enjoyed meals…

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Kyle Walker Gives Insight And Updates

By: Sen. Kyle Walker Eliminating Textbook Fees For Families With Hoosier students getting ready to go back to school, families around the state are buying new school supplies and outfits so their child is ready for another year of learning. One expense Hoosier families won’t have to worry about this year is covering the cost…

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Summer Vacations For The ‘Retired’

by Mark Franke I spent my professional career in higher education administration, specifically in the enrollment and finance areas. What that meant was summer was my busiest time with students to enroll, orient and bill, and then there was the fiscal year closing accounting work. Other than a few days over the course of the…

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Spartz Offers Insights And Updates

By: Victoria Spartz Oversight of the FBI This week, the House Judiciary Committee conducted an oversight hearing of the FBI with Director Wray. Rep. Spartz raised alarming concerns with FBI’s warrantless surveillance of Americans, censorship, intimidation and politicization. Following the hearing, Rep. Spartz sent a letter requesting a briefing to explain the agency’s collaboration with…

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Re-Inventing Second Chances In Local Corrections

By: Mike Thibideau If you go online and search for reentry initiatives, it is plain to see there are a myriad of initiatives in Indiana and across the country focused on connecting justice-involved populations with employment training and vocational opportunities. Amazing partners like Ivy Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, trade associations and labor organizations are all…

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