Indiana state budget

Daniels Announces Pay Hikes For State Workers

by Rick Howlett on December 21, 2011

From the Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is sending a slice of the state’s expected $1.8 billion in savings back to state workers.

Daniels on Wednesday announced pay raises of up to 6 percent depending on state employees’ performance. Most will see a 2 percent increase under the plan.

The raises will take effect in February and will cost the state $39 million. [click to continue…]

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Indiana Democrats Want Probe Into Uncounted $320 Million

by Rick Howlett December 8, 2011

Two Democratic Indiana legislators are calling for an independent audit into why $320 million in tax revenue was not moved into the general fund once it was collected. Sen. John Broden and Rep. Scott Pelath say they will ask the State Budget Committee to approve the audit when it meets next week. Republican Gov. Mitch […]

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Budget Hearings Set In Indiana Senate Amid House Stalemate

by Rick Howlett March 21, 2011

The Senate’s top Republican says his side of the Statehouse will begin hearings this week on the budget that’s been stalled in the House during the boycott.

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Indiana Tax Receipts Fall In January

by Rick Howlett February 4, 2010

Indiana tax collections in January were $75 million below projections. Gov. Mitch Daniels says individual income and corporate tax receipts continue to reflect an ongoing weakness in the overall economy. “(It)underscores yet again how essential it is that the legislature help us to control spending and that we be as careful as we possibly can […]

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Daniels: More Budget Cuts Possible

by Rick Howlett October 8, 2009

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is warning that more state budget cuts could be necessary if state revenues continue to fall short of expectations. Daniels says tax collections for the first quarter of the new fiscal year were $254 million below projections. The state budget approved this past summer already cuts most agency spending by about […]

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Budget Deadline Looms In Indiana

by Rick Howlett June 28, 2009

Time is running out on Indiana state lawmakers to approve a new state budget before the close of the fiscal year Tuesday. A House-Senate conference committee has been trying for nearly a week to reconcile differing budget proposals. Republicans who control the Senate say the one-year plan passed by the Democratic-led House would deplete the […]

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Daniels Says He's Prepared To Respond To Shutdown

by Rick Howlett June 26, 2009

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he remains optimistic that state lawmakers can reach a budget agreement before next week’s deadline, but he’s prepared to keep essential services in operation if there’s a government shutdown. The legislature has until the end of Tuesday to approve a new spending plan. Daniels says if that doesn’t happen, he’ll […]

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Daniels To Present New Budget Proposal To Lawmakers

by Rick Howlett June 1, 2009

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will formally present his new budget proposal to a legislative committee Tuesday.   Daniels spoke briefly about his plan during a live address Monday night, saying he wants to cut overall state spending by 2.5 percent, but give a boost to public schools and student financial aid. “Every school would receive more […]

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Indiana General Assembly Winding Down

by Rick Howlett April 24, 2009

The Indiana General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn in a few days, but lawmakers still have two major issues to address: passing a state budget and fixing Indiana’s bankrupt unemployment insurance system. Governor Mitch Daniels says the budget plans passed by the House and Senate spend too much and don’t sufficiently address expected drops in […]

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