Senate President Pro Tem David Long is warning of far-reaching consequences if the government rejects Indiana's request to expand the Healthy Indiana plan.
Last week's GOP-commissioned phone survey says 53 percent of Hoosiers surveyed support the same-sex marriage ban known as HJR-3.
The bill would create an independent commission in an attempt to make redistricting less partisan.
All four state legislative leaders say an increased emphasis on providing early childhood education will be a key focus of the upcoming session.
Republican leaders want to reform the business personal property tax, but doing so would likely reduce revenue for local government.
The 2013 legislative session largely revolved around the budget.
Republican leaders say uncertainty about the financial burden placed on the state by Medicaid expansion likely eliminates that option.
House GOP leadership left the governor’s tax cut out of their budget entirely and rejected an attempt by Democrats to amend it into the bill.
Democratic lawmakers called out the GOP on Friday, saying they have to stop sidestepping the issue.
State legislative leaders say their meeting Monday with Governor Mike Pence was short on specifics but laid a good foundation for work ahead.