Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) says cuts are coming to Hoosiers' unemployment benefits. The outgoing speaker of Indiana's House, Pat Bauer (D), says they could be slashed by more than 50%.
Indiana provides the third best employment benefits in the country according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Only Hawaii and Pennsylvania offer better benefits.
Those high benefits have left the Hoosier state with a nearly $2 billion deficit in the Unemployment Trust Fund. The federal government has advanced the state that money to cover unemployment costs.