House and Senate leaders have one more week to work out a budget, and legislators passed measures strengthening antibullying and prescription medication laws.
Both budget proposals increase school funding by three-percent over the next two years, and accelerate the planned phaseout of the inheritance tax.
A new revenue forecast predicts even stronger tax revenue growth for Indiana over the next two years.
With less than three weeks left in the legislative session, some of the most significant bills were advanced by the House or Senate this week.
New funds, where the money comes from and how much are the issues in dispute as the state's budget moves forward.
The governor's proposed 10 percent cut is greater than the savings offered by Senate Republicans Thursday.
The sequester is forcing many air traffic control towers across the state to close. Coats says to end the sequester, President Obama must lead.
Indiana legislators debated the state's budget and whether to restrict purchase of cold medications used for methamphetamine.
Ranking minority leaders say they agree with most of the Republican budget but would still like some changes to be made.
The Senate Appropriations Committee got its first official look at the budget bill Thursday.