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.
Senator Jim Banks is proposing a measure to increase the governor's veto power.
Indiana could see its Medicaid costs rise by more than $600 million during the next seven years once the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
A legislative study committee begins work this week to establish more permanent regulations to help prevent another tragedy like the State Fair stage collapse.