Legislature Mulling Over Increase in Benefits for Indiana Retirees

As lawmakers take a break at the halfway point of the General Assembly, a bill that would help Indiana’s retirees remains in the balance.

Hoosiers getting retirement benefits from the state say they need a raise to make up for the rising cost of living.

House lawmakers unanimously approved a short-term fix to that affectionately known as a 13th check.

The question is, will the State Senate follow suit?

State Senate President Rod Bray says senators have been working on a long-term solution to make sure retirees get what they need.