The governor will likely advocate for the budget he outlined last week, including a 10 percent tax cut.
Speaker Brian Bosma says the differences are emblematic of House and Senate leaders‘ real problem with Pence‘s proposed 10-percent tax cut.
The legislation would provide grant money for children whose families' incomes are at 185 percent of the poverty level or less to go to preschool.
State legislative leaders say their meeting Monday with Governor Mike Pence was short on specifics but laid a good foundation for work ahead.
Legislators are still trying to match their own agenda with governor-elect Mike Pence as they prepare for him to take office Monday.
A two-year moratorium would not just delay but kill a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Lawmakers suggested more bipartisanship might be possible in 2011, too, before the session became bogged down in a partisan debate which ended in a walkout.
Leaders preach bipartisanship as Indiana faces legislative challenges.
Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), who was chosen to lead the House Ways and Means Committee, is also a doctor.
Republicans won 69 seats in Indiana's House of Representatives during this week's election.