The governor's proposed 10 percent cut is greater than the savings offered by Senate Republicans Thursday.
The Senate will vote next week on a bill to tighten Indiana‘s definition of bullying, and require schools to craft a policy for addressing it.
Legislators already differ on whether the bill amounts to an expansion of gambling.
The Indiana Senate has voted in favor of a convention to consider constitutional amendments that would rein in federal spending.
The Rockport plant would take coal and process it into various substances, including synthetic natural gas, which burns just like traditional natural gas.
Governor Mike Pence wants to use surplus dollars to fund transportation projects, but Senate leaders want a more permanent solution.
Protesters say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case allowed special interest groups to sway last year's Senate race.
Leaders preach bipartisanship as Indiana faces legislative challenges.
Senator Richard Lugar says he might end up working for a think tank or a university.
Joe Donnelly, who defeated Republican Richard Mourdock in Indiana's U.S. Senate race, said his top priorities including getting more Hoosiers back to work.