The House budget appropriated about $1.4 million for the roundtable before the Senate zeroed it out.
Retiree advocates made a plea for more spending even as a gloomy new revenue forecast has lawmakers looking to cut money out of their budget proposals.
Lawmakers this week wrapped up one of the most controversial issues of the year with the end of session less than two weeks away.
The new state tax revenue projection says Indiana will take in about $213 million less than a December forecast predicted.
Every two years, lawmakers write the final version of the state budget based off tax revenue projections released in mid-April.
Lawmakers hope to restore Indiana's reputation after receiving criticism during the debate over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Community corrections funding in the Senate Republican budget proposal is lower than the House's, but budget architect Luke Kenley says it’s the right number.
The General Assembly this week hit the halfway mark of its 2015 session, approving several major bills and killing off another.
Democrats voted against the budget, saying changes to the state's education funding formula will hurt many public schools.
Gov. Pence's proposed budget kept nearly 13 percent of state revenue in reserve. But in their budget proposal House Republicans kept reserves below 12 percent.