Indiana Lawmakers Approve Budget On Final Day Of Session

The 2011 Indiana General Assembly has ended with passage of a $28 billion budget and other bills on the session’s final day. The spending plan approved by the Republican-controlled legislature includes more overall funding for education and the replenishing of the state’s budget reserves to just over $1 billion. The session included many legislative victories […]

Indiana Lawmakers Reach Tentative Budget Deal

Indiana legislative leaders have reached a tentative budget deal. House Speaker Brian Bosma says budget negotiators have worked out differences on major issues. They plan a budget committee meeting later today to outline details of the $28 billion plan. Republican House Ways and Means Chairman Jeff Espich says the budget will give schools slight funding […]

Indiana Legislative Leaders Close To Budget Deal

Legislative leaders in Indiana say they’re close to agreement on a budget deal that would slightly increase overall education funding and leave the state with more than $1 billion in reserves at the end of the two year cycle. The House and Senate versions of the budget differ on what to do if the state […]

Budget, Other Bills Await Indiana General Assembly Action

Indiana lawmakers return to the statehouse today for the final week of the General Assembly Bills awaiting final action include a $28 billion two-year budget. Democrats are calling for the removal of a Senate budget provision that takes aim at boycotting lawmakers. It would allow constituents to file suit against legislators who walk off the […]

Budget Plan Clears Indiana Senate

A $28 billion budget proposal has cleared the Indiana Senate today. It includes modest increases in school funding and no tax hikes. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-14 for the bill, which does not include a taxpayer refund provision that GOP Governor Mitch Daniels wants. Under the bill, any excess state revenues would be directed instead […]