Governor-elect Eric Holcomb rolled out his legislative agenda this week while House Republicans unveiled their road funding plan.
Holcomb's agenda includes a 20-year road plan with potential tax increases, expanded pre-k and making the State Superintendent an appointed position.
Pelath’s proposal would require changing the Indiana Constitution.
The legislature has chosen Habitat for Humanity as its charitable cause for 2017.
Democrat and Republican leaders at the Statehouse agree – a long-term road funding plan will be the General Assembly’s top priority in 2017.
Republican Eric Holcomb scored what some saw as a surprise victory in the governor’s race, defeating Democrat John Gregg.
The Democrats’ efforts to keep the LGBT debate alive took the form of an amendment on the House floor to a bill on workforce policies.
House Democrats are looking for ways to work the issue into another bill.
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.