The House Democrats’ plan would divert sales tax revenues on gasoline and special fuels to road maintenance.
Monday's hearing is the Senate's first chance to look at the proposal in depth.
The legislation is aimed at providing more transparency in both the legislative and executive branches of state government.
The House Democratic Leader says the wage gap is the most pressing economic issue facing Indiana.
Indiana isn't likely to follow the lead of four states which voted last week to raise the minimum wage.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, says he will also look for opportunities to work with the GOP.
The House Republicans say they plan to increase funding to public education and boost public safety while maintaining a balanced budget.
Gov. Mike Pence says he is holding a conference in order to make the tax climate in Indiana more competitive.
Leaders of the Indiana Democratic Party say they are hoping to break the GOP's supermajority in both houses.
Gov. Mike Pence is proposing an expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion.