Only two of Indiana's Republican Congress members have not signed a pledge to never raise taxes.
The governor-elect says Espich's expertise in finance legislation and the state budget will benefit the adminstration.
Indiana could see its Medicaid costs rise by more than $600 million during the next seven years once the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
Universities have been petitioning the state this week for additional funding, but they are not the only ones seeking part of Indiana's $2 billion surplus.
Indiana public universities went before two states committees Thursday to make their requests for additional funding next year.
The state collected $23 million more than anticipated last month, nearly 2 percent ahead of projections.
Indiana will put $360 million of this year's budget surplus toward five public pension funds, including state police and teacher retirement funds.
Voting centers allow residents to vote anywhere in the county as opposed to the precinct they live in.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says Howard County should not raise taxes even as it assumes more costs for emergency management and weights and measures.
The orchestra says its budget deficit is $10 million, while the union says it is less than $1 million.