The governor vetoed the bill because he believes it would violate the Indiana Constitution.
Within ten minutes of the governor’s signature on the bill, the organization’s lawyers filed for the stay.
The vouchers program offers scholarships to families wanting to send their child to a non-public school.
Bill sponsor Luke Kenley said the Senate stayed true to its goal of creating a budget that would not raise taxes or lead to deficit spending.
The bill transfers control over establishing private-public partnership toll roads in Indiana from the state legislature to the governor.
The bill would shift authority to approve public-private partnership, or P3, projects from the state legislature to the governor.
The bill lost support from two sides – those who believe a smoking ban constitutes government intrusion and those who want a more comprehensive law.
The Senate also passed an amendment raising the percentage of charter school teachers who must be licensed.
The bill allows people to carry a handgun without a license if they’re attending a firearms-related event.
The bill assumes participants in agritourism events understand the risks associated with whatever activity they’re engaged in.