Supporting Hoosier taxpayers, new and expectant mothers

INDIANA – Indiana lawmakers are back at the Statehouse for a special session, with House Republicans working to return more money to Hoosiers, and boost support for new and expectant mothers and their babies.

State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) is leading House efforts to create an automatic taxpayer refund of $225 for individual filers and $450 for joint filers.

The legislation would also create more than $20 million in tax exemptions and appropriate more than $58 million to boost proven programs, including helping more mothers in crisis, increasing availability and affordability of child care, supporting community-based programs focused on healthy babies and families, and encouraging more people to consider adoption.