The Senate Local Government Committee voted 7-2 to let Marion and Hamilton County voters decide whether to authorize a tax hike to expand Indy‘s bus system.
A House committee will vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow Marion and Hamilton County voters to decide whether to raise local income taxes.
In 2012, a total of six school districts are asking for more property tax revenue to cover operating expenses, down from 20 in 2010.
Many of the amendments filed were not heard during Monday's discussion.
The fines levied on Democrats are allowed under House rules; they do not involve the anti-bolting statute passed last year.
Logansport Republican Representative Rich McClain filed a bill earlier this week that mirrors right to work but includes a referendum requirement.
A school district that discontinued busing is now working to get parents to carpool.
Though the MCCSC is able to raise its budget for the coming year, it can't do so enough to pay substitute teachers more, officials say.
The new measure partially restores many programs cut during the 2010 fiscal year.
Tensions were high last night at a public meeting held to discuss the potential use of MCCSC referendum dollars.