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.
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.