A Bipartisan Solution to Protect Hoosier Jobs
Published Thrusday, February 13th, 2014
Author: Gerry Dick
Hoosiers may be surprised to learn that in 2012, the 112th Congress agreed on at least one thing; The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which included a provision to expand work-sharing policies. The U.S. Department of Labor says this provision saved a whopping half-million jobs during the recession - with less than half of all states utilizing it during that time period. Hoosiers may also be surprised that broad bipartisan support exists in Indiana as well. So, why after three years' worth of legislative efforts, does the Indiana General Assembly continue to fail to protect Hoosier jobs?