Overall revenues were boosted by a surge in individual income tax collections, which came in more than $70 million ahead.
The Senate Appropriations Committee got its first official look at the budget bill Thursday.
The budget proposed Friday does not include money for Medicaid expansion in Indiana.
Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) sounded Monday like he wasn't sold on Governor Mike Pence's tax cut plan.
Monday morning at 11, an Opening Day look ahead to this year's initiatives in the Statehouse.
Despite forecasts showing modest growth each of the next two years, the Republicans who control the state's coffers say they're staying cautious.
Indiana could see its Medicaid costs rise by more than $600 million during the next seven years once the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
Indiana's economy appears to be improving, based on the latest jobs report, and that could foreshadow higher state revenues for next year.
Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), who was chosen to lead the House Ways and Means Committee, is also a doctor.
Indiana legislators are trying to figure out what the Supreme Court's ruling on Medicaid means for the state.