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.
At the Statehouse, the House passed a budget and a bill overhauling the state's criminal code. The Senate passed legislation regulating drug-induced abortions.
A White House report outlines specific cuts that would likely be made in Indiana, but state agencies are still trying to determine how they will be implemented.
Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) says he wants more flexibility in where cuts must happen, while Governor Mike Pence says the state is planning where to cut.
The budget contains increased K-12 education funding, permanent infrastructure funding, and pays down some of the state’s debt.
If Congress does not reach a budget deal by March 1, several programs in Indiana could be cut, the White House warns.
The budget spearheaded by House Republicans passed the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday along party lines.
The committee approved Monday the Republican budget proposal, which includes increased funding for infrastructure and K-12 education.
The House Republicans' budget does not include the governor's desired tax cuts, but House Democrats want there to be a vote on the proposal.