Senate Republicans rolled out their version of the budget bill, one that diverges from the House budget in a few key areas.
The Trump Administration’s proposed budget eliminates the $300 million in annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Laura Berry says her organization didn’t ask lawmakers for a funding increase.
The Senate kicked off budget hearings, a committee approved a college immunization bill and the Indiana House Speaker reacted to the federal health care bill.
Some public university presidents expressed concerns over funding increases and the state's performance funding formula for higher education.
Under the plan, K-12 education funding would be increased by 1.1 percent in the first year, and 1.7 percent in the second year, or a total of $273 million.
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.