Advocates proposing solutions to welfare 'crisis'

October 12, 2009 6:06:22 AM PDT
Social services advocates critical of the state's welfare modernization effort say Indiana needs viable public solutions to fix what they say is a "crisis" in public welfare. Representatives of United Senior Action, Hoosiers First, The Generations Project, Indiana Alliance for Retired Americans and other groups plan a news conference Tuesday to propose solutions.

The event comes as the state prepares its response to the results of a plan by IBM Corp. to address concerns about its handling of the state's welfare eligibility determination. A team led by IBM has a $1.34 billion contract to automate many welfare functions.

The news conference is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the One North Capitol Avenue office building across from the Statehouse.