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.
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.