The Senate GOP budget leaves out key priorities of Governor Eric Holcomb’s. But the Senate budget did include two Holcomb initiatives dismissed by the House.
The proposed first steps would cover less than half of the state’s needs.
Lawmakers did not pass a comprehensive long-term road funding package this year or LGBT anti-discrimination legislation.
The Senate remains opposed to the House GOP's road funding plan. House Republicans propose increasing gas and cigarette taxes to create long-term road funding.
The governor says he'll roll out his legislative agenda sometime between Election Day and New Year's.
House Republicans unveiled a budget Friday that spends significantly more than Governor Pence has proposed.
Speaker Brian Bosma says the differences are emblematic of House and Senate leaders‘ real problem with Pence‘s proposed 10-percent tax cut.
House Republicans picked up nine seats in the 2012 elections, putting them over the 67 needed to secure a quorum-proof majority.
GOP captures two-thirds, quorum-proof majority in the Statehouse's lower chamber.
The fines levied on Democrats are allowed under House rules; they do not involve the anti-bolting statute passed last year.