The $31.7 billion plan includes a modest funding increase for K-12 education and an additional $10 million for the state preschool pilot program for needy kids.
The Indiana Department of Education presented its two-year budget proposal to lawmakers Thursday.
The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.
Top fiscal lawmakers say the potential impact of Donald Trump’s proposed reforms could upend the new state budget they’ll write early next year.
Indiana’s new revenue forecast is much more positive than the vision laid out by budget-writing lawmakers.
Some lawmakers preached caution during the schools’ presentations, sounding rather pessimistic about how much money the state will have in its new budget.
Legislative leaders laid out their vision for the upcoming session as newly elected and reelected lawmakers were sworn in.
Bennett is looking for money needed to pay for the long term water control plan that he says needs to start by next fall.
The new sewer rate increase proposed by Mayor Duke Bennett passed 3 to 2 Tuesday by the Terre Haute Sanitary District.
Mayor Duke Bennett says the city will have to reduce services and implement layoffs if the council doesn't approve new revenue streams.