Democratic state auditor candidate Michael Claytor says the state's 'fiscal integrity' has been built by unnecessarily padding the state’s reserves.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says his bill limiting the focus of summer study committees has helped streamline the study process.
State officials say they're out of money after spending nearly $50 million this fiscal year on heating assistance.
Some state legislators wanted the state-funded pre-k pilot program to be up and running by August, but the state plans to implement it in 2015.
Legislators plan to debate a range of issues from a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to a tax on office furniture.
Construction crews will not be working on renovations to the historic Coliseum while the fair is in progress.
Governor Daniels said public servants deserve the extra money after reining in the state budget and coming up with a larger than expected surplus.