The new forecast projects the state will bring in nearly 400 million dollars less than expected in the current two-year budget cycle.
The lawsuit claims the legislation is unconstitutional because it targets Bloomington alone and because the language was inserted into the budget bill.
Veterans groups call the spending bill signed into law Thursday the “most veteran-friendly budget” in state history.
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Laura Berry says her organization didn’t ask lawmakers for a funding increase.
The Senate kicked off budget hearings, a committee approved a college immunization bill and the Indiana House Speaker reacted to the federal health care bill.
Indiana took in $134 million more in taxes last month than fiscal analysts predicted.
Some public university presidents expressed concerns over funding increases and the state's performance funding formula for higher education.
The proposal includes a modest funding increase for K-12 education and directs an additional $10 million to the state's preschool pilot program for needy kids.
Gov. Eric Holcomb pulled out of a deal brokered by former Gov. Mike Pence that was supposed to help pay for the projects.
The $31.7 billion plan includes a modest funding increase for K-12 education and an additional $10 million for the state preschool pilot program for needy kids.