Former Gov. Mike Pence tried to pay for bicentennial projects by leasing out state-owned cell towers, but that didn't work out.
The forecast delivered to the State Budget Committee projects about $200 million dollars than the forecast from December.
After a more than hour-long debate, the Senate advanced legislation that raises taxes and creates new fees to fund the state’s road and bridge maintenance.
Senate Republicans rolled out their version of the budget bill, one that diverges from the House budget in a few key areas.
Senate lawmakers rejected or scaled back two of Governor Eric Holcomb’s top priorities this week.
Governor Eric Holcomb announced the state is pulling out of a deal with an Ohio-based company to lease Indiana’s cell tower network.
A Senate committee approved a bill that would require online retailers to collect sales tax for Indiana even if they have no physical connection to the state.
Republican legislative leaders say it’s “critically important” that Governor Eric Holcomb support their charge to raise taxes for road funding.
Top fiscal lawmakers say the potential impact of Donald Trump’s proposed reforms could upend the new state budget they’ll write early next year.
Indiana’s infrastructure task force approved recommendations that include raising taxes to generate funds for roads and bridges.