Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) will lead the 31 member Democrat minority in the state House of Representatives.
Republicans say Daniels must adapt to his new role. Democrats say the governor is qualified to be Purdue president, but question how he got there.
After three days of negotiations behind closed doors, House and Senate Republicans released what they hope is the final version of the state budget.
Corporate tax rates would fall 2% under a bill passed by the Indiana House Thursday.
Proof of citizenship, English-only documents are stripped from bill.
The House will not have a floor session again until at least Monday after House Democrats said they wouldn’t return Thursday or Friday.