Daniels Calls June 11 Special Session

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says a special legislative session to approve a state budget will begin on Thursday, June 11.

Lawmakers were unable to approve a spending plan as time ran out on the regular legislative session in April.

Daniels told the bi-partisan State Budget Committee Tuesday that the start date should give the legislature enough time to approve a budget.

The governor presented his budget proposal to the panel. It contains an overall spending cut of 2.5%, with
increases for public education and student financial aid.