The budget passed this year allocates an additional $1.1 million to encourage recycling in Indiana.
Some business leaders say a state constitutional ban on same sex marriage would stymie their efforts to recruit top talent.
The interest rate on new student loans are doubling Monday to 6.8 percent.
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 legislation aims to make sentences for the worst criminal offenses more severe while reducing the penalties for low-level crimes.
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.
With only minor changes proposed, the voucher expansion will likely be passed
The bill creates a state grant fund that schools can use to boost security and hire school resource officers.