Pence's budget proposal to the general assembly includes education initiatives, bicentennial projects and money for community corrections.
The money will be used to add lanes to Interstate 65 just south of Indianapolis and around Lafayette.
Speaker Brian Bosma says the differences are emblematic of House and Senate leaders‘ real problem with Pence‘s proposed 10-percent tax cut.
A study from a national organization that analyzes state budgets says Indiana has the third lowest public debt per-capita, behind Nebraska and Tennessee.
State officials say they projected the shortfall because August 2012 had one fewer payroll day.
The money comes from corporate tax collections found by the state last year after a software error failed to deposit it into the state’s general fund.
Indiana Home Care Task Force chair John Cardwell says he’d still like to see more money put into CHOICE so less is needed for nursing home care.
The state’s $28 billion budget has cleared its first hurdle.
Education changes proposed by Governor Mitch Daniels range from changing how teachers are evaluated to reducing the scope of collective bargaining.
Indiana state education funding formula is up for review, and experts feel alternative learning is the new key tool.