Legislative leaders worry about the high number of issues it must consider this year.
Finances, economic development and legislation passed in the last session of the General Assembly are topics at the meeting.
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.
Overall revenues were boosted by a surge in individual income tax collections, which came in more than $70 million ahead.
In a statement released on his Facebook page, Senator Joe Donnelly said he opposes amending both the Indiana and U.S. constitutions to ban same-sex marriage.
The Indiana legislature considered measures on casinos and veterans benefits, and Governor Mike Pence announced his concerns with the criminal code bill.
A former Baron Hill and Obama 2012 presidential campaign staffer, John Zody replaces Dan Parker.
A House committee removed parts of a bill that would allow live table games at racetrack casinos and permit the state’s riverboats to move inland.
The state wants to continue using the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, as its health insurance program for low-income Hoosiers not covered by Medicaid.