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INDIANAPOLIS - The State of Indiana and 15 Indiana public school corporations announced Tuesday a plan to launch a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over a part of the Affordable Care Act.

Officials confirmed to WCPO sister station RTV6 the state is suing the IRS in federal court in order to block the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.

Read the full complaint: http://bit.ly/1hzTO7I

Attorney General Greg Zoeller said his challenge represents school districts concerned with unwanted fines.

"We don't make policy decisions. The arguments in Washington stay in Washington. This is a respectful question that goes to the fundamental relationship between the federal government and the State of Indiana," Zoeller said.

The United States Department of the Treasury and the United States Department of Health and Human Services are also named as defendants in the suit.

The plaintiff school corporations include:

  • Benton Community School Corporation
  • Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County
  • John Glenn School Corporation
  • Madison Consolidated Schools
  • Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
  • Monroe-Gregg School District
  • Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation
  • North Lawrence Community Schools
  • Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County
  • Perry Central Community Schools
  • Shelbyville Central Schools
  • South Henry School Corporation
  • Southwest Parke Community School Corporation
  • Southwestern Jefferson County Consolidated School Corporation
  • Vincennes Community School Corporation

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