Business & Economy

A bill that will give health care providers additional protections from COVID-19 liability lawsuits is on its way to the governor’s desk. Some trial lawyers worry the bill will limit Hoosiers from seeking legal action for their loved ones.

The collaboration is an effort to be more inclusive and provide a percentage of state budgets to certified minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses.

(A worker at a factory in North Vernon, Indiana, works with a plastics manufacturing robot. A recent study released by the Brookings Institution shows 42 percent of Hoosiers are in a "good job." Credit:Justin Hicks/IPB News)

Only 42 percent of Hoosiers have what is considered a good paying job according to a new report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. It details issues facing Indiana’s economy and what can be done to improve conditions.

Indiana businesses and institutions are one step closer to being protected from COVID-19 lawsuits. A House committee passed the bill but some still worry the protections go too far.

A state Senate bill aims to crack down on farmers and others who deliberately misuse pesticides like dicamba while giving people with minor pesticide violations a break. The bill passed unanimously in a Senate committee on Monday.

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