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for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 24, June 2013
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Recent Federal debate concerning the banning of GMCs or genetically modified crops has the state's farmers concerned for their livelihood. Farmers growing two of the state's biggest crops, soybeans and corn, rely almost exclusively, 90 percent, on GMCs. Public meetings continue to be held by U.S. Fish and Wildlife representatives concerning the planting on refuge lands; currently only 1 percent of the 4 million acres of national wildlife refuge land is cultivated.
Sunday, June 9th the House announced its $20.57 billion budget, monetarily close to the Senate budget of $20.58 billion proposal but with important differences. The House budget eliminates fewer jobs, gives more money to K-12, spends less on tax reform, and allocates funds to eugenics victims in the amount of $10 million. The two chambers must now come together and agree upon a finalized budget by the end of June.