Dems Applaud Release of Adoption Money by Indiana
By: Tom LoBianco
July 12, 2014 — Indiana Democrats are applauding the governor’s decision to release money to families that adopted special needs children with guarantees of support from the state.
Gov. Mike Pence decided Tuesday to release the money in the face of a lawsuit claiming promised adoption subsidies had been denied to about 1,400 families.
Democratic state Sens. Tim Lanane and John Broden issued a news release Tuesday saying the Pence administration made the right decision.
The state had cut roughly $240 million from the Department of Child Services budget in the last five years. The cuts started during the recession, but continued even after tax collections improved.