Top fiscal lawmakers say the potential impact of Donald Trump’s proposed reforms could upend the new state budget they’ll write early next year.
Indiana’s infrastructure task force approved recommendations that include raising taxes to generate funds for roads and bridges.
Some lawmakers preached caution during the schools’ presentations, sounding rather pessimistic about how much money the state will have in its new budget.
Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, says the priority next session will be paying for roads and bridges, not for what he calls “underground infrastructure.”
State lawmakers are beginning to study ways to fund infrastructure into the future.
The new state tax revenue projection says Indiana will take in about $213 million less than a December forecast predicted.
Those proposed changes included a major alteration to the school funding formula.
A fight over funding may be looming at the General Assembly between local community corrections programs and the state Department of Correction.
Tax revenues were 4 percent below expectations in November.
Rep. Larry Buschon is touring the state with state Rep. Tim Brown to gather more information about Hoosiers' health care.