Democrats wanted a vote on a 10-percent income tax cut Governor Mike Pence proposed on the campaign trail.
The House Republicans' budget does not include the governor's desired tax cuts, but House Democrats want there to be a vote on the proposal.
House Republicans unveiled a budget Friday that spends significantly more than Governor Pence has proposed.
A parade of citizens and business owners filled the committee‘s final preliminary hearing, to echo arguments for slashing income tax by 10 percent.
Governor Mike Pence made a case for a 10 percent income tax cut, even as some GOP leaders have said the state should spend more of its surplus.
The governor will likely advocate for the budget he outlined last week, including a 10 percent tax cut.
Pence included the tax cut in his budget proposal Tuesday, but legislators say they still do not know if they will support it.
There were two yeas, six nays, and one abstention from Indiana congressmen. Both Indiana senators voted in favor of it.
The governor-elect's proposal banks on 2.5-percent revenue increases in the next two years and on spending 1.5-percent more in the next state budget.
Governor-elect Mike Pence told the Indiana Chamber of Commerce the state can afford to cut personal income taxes by 10 percent next year.