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.
Sen. Luke Kenley: Emails from Tony Bennett's office raise questions about the 2012 grades, not the overall value of giving schools A-F performance ratings.
Ivy Tech's tuition increase is higher than the 2 percent the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recommended.
The legislature is contributing $200 million a year until 2020 to a transportation fund.
Both budget proposals increase school funding by three-percent over the next two years, and accelerate the planned phaseout of the inheritance tax.
Though the governor says he won’t back down from his call for a ten percent income tax cut, there was a hint of compromise Wednesday.
The Senate Appropriations Committee got its first official look at the budget bill Thursday.