Bloomington's mayor says the city was singled out by the language included in the state's biennial budget.
An additional 14 lines of wording on Indiana's budget bill would place Bloomington's annexation plans on hold.
93 percent of the residents in zone six signed a petition to block annexation. The remaining eight zones are moving forward.
The need for foster families, Monroe County residents are looking at the annexation proposal and new research of how long it will take to sell or buy a house.
Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton wants to drastically increase the size of the city.
County and city residents can give their input about the Bloomington annexation plan at open house meetings each day this week.
The annexation would be the first move by a Bloomington mayor in more than a decade.
Ft. Wayne's mayor was proposing an annexation plan, but schools and government offices argued the cost of the mayor's plan would have been crippling.
Three large sections of land that are owned by the county but within city limits will probably not be included when the city plans for further annexation.
The city council approved Monday the annexation of land on the southeast side of the city.