Senate set to approve $30B budget, partial tax cut

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Indiana Senate is set to approve a $30 billion budget and head into negotiations with House lawmakers.

Senate Republicans rewrote the budget last week to include a slice of the $500 million tax cut Gov. Mike Pence is seeking, new tax cuts for banks and others and money for highway improvements.

The Senate was scheduled Tuesday night to vote on the plan.

Senate Democrats offered a series of amendments Monday aimed at expanding Medicaid, increasing schools funding and increase funding for other areas. But Republican senators easily voted down their attempts.

Pence said last week he was "pleased" with the Senate's effort to give him at least some of the tax cut he has sought. House Republicans stripped the tax cut from the budget they approved in February.

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