Since 1,400 parking meters in downtown Bloomington went online this week, they have been generating about $5,000 a day for the city.
Laws the General Assembly passed this year include a biennial budget, school safety measures and initiatives aimed at boosting career education.
A growing financial deficit could force Ivy Tech Community College to close as many as a quarter of its facilities.
Brown County could receive up to $600,000 more in transportation funding next year, but that is not enough to cover all the needed road maintenance.
The house speaker and the governor both said they were happy with the 5 percent income tax cut in the final version of the budget.
The $30 billion budget provides a 5 percent income tax cut and increases funding to roads and education.
The deal includes a 5 percent tax cut over the next three years and allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to education and roads funding.
The House Speaker says an income tax cut will be part of the final budget.
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.