But the expansion isn’t nearly as broad as many, including Pence, wanted.
Legislators plan to vote in early evening on a new state budget which calls for a five-percent income tax cut, phased in over the next four years.
A bill set to be passed Friday would keep Common Core education standards from being put into place until they can be reviewed.
If Indiana withdraws from the Common Core, state education officials may have to create supplemental materials that reflect Indiana standards instead.
Some school corporations may be caught in a financial limbo by discussions at the Statehouse.
If Indiana stops using the Common Core, it would be the first to do so of the 46 states that have already signed on.
Activists gathered in Indianapolis Wednesday in favor of a bill that would withdraw the state from the Common Core academic standards.
The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would remove Indiana from the list of 46 states who have adopted the standards.