$40 million of the education increase Pence is asking for would go to charter schools. The increase would amount to about $1,500 per charter school pupil.
State Democrats are leading the push, but they'll have a hard time getting their proposals past the Republican supermajorities in both the Senate and the House.
State Senator Luke Kenley says funding the 21st Century Scholarship Program is important to reach college success in the state.
State officials say even if the revenue forecast is strong, that does not mean the state will increase its next budget.
Families and private schools get $4,800 per student from the state’s voucher program. Governor Pence's proposal would eliminate that cap entirely.
Indiana Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley says lawmakers should proceed with caution as they prepare to write a new budget in the coming months.
According to Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley, the governor's preferred pre-K proposal is 'a potential budget buster' for the state.
The governor wants to spend the money in the Major Moves fund, but the Senate Appropriations chair says he wants lawmakers to first define how it would be used.
The General Assembly could decide to use $400 million it set aside last year for future transportation projects.
Republican leaders want to reform the business personal property tax, but doing so would likely reduce revenue for local government.