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Institute, SPEA project reveals local revenue structure is less stable

October 2, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- A fiscal benchmarking project has produced its first report and it contains cautionary news for state and local officials and Hoosier taxpayers. READ THE REPORT: Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments Comprehensive Report for 2011-2012: Counties, Townships, and Cities and Towns “Our data shows the taxes and other revenue streams that fund local governments are losing... Read More »


Traumatic Brain Injury project topic of new DOC award

September 25, 2014
Using results of the Institute's Traumatic Brain Injury Prevalence report, the Indiana Department of Correction has been awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant to provide screening and treatment to prisoners as they are released. The study, conducted in partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, and the Brain Injury Association of Indiana,... Read More »


John Marron discusses aging in Indiana with Lakeshore Public Media

September 9, 2014
IU Public Policy Institute analyst John Marron talked to Indiana Lakeshore Public Media about the Lifelong Indiana Coalition, a collaboration of leading public, private and philanthropic organizations focused on shaping communities that Indiana residents of all ages can make their lifelong homes. The Institute is one of several stakeholders of Lifelong Indiana. Read More »


Indiana University project to provide fiscal benchmarking for local governments
Jamie Palmer

June 20, 2014
An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project will produce timely and accessible information about the fiscal health of local governments for state and local officials and Hoosier voters."Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments," launched this month by the IU Public Policy Institute and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will draw on government data to produce... Read More »


2014 Homeless Count in Indianapolis

June 3, 2014
In partnership with the Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention, the IU Public Policy Institute assesses the current needs of homeless individuals in Marion County and identifies any program service gaps. The homeless count and housing inventory is also used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to make informed funding decisions. Read report: 2014 Homeless Count in... Read More »