You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.
Advertisement

Pence team delivers 1st budget plan

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is rolling out his spending blueprint for Indiana one day after taking office.

The Pence administration plans to unveil its first budget before a hearing of the State Budget Committee Tuesday afternoon.

The new Republican governor has cash in the bank and a roughly $500 million surplus to work with, courtesy of former Gov. Mitch Daniels. But he also has many demands from lawmakers in both parties to restore spending cuts to education, child services and other areas.

Pence will also have to find room for his proposed income tax cut at a cost of roughly $500 million a year. He’s facing hesitation from lawmakers who say any tax cut proposal should wait until they receive new tax collection forecasts in April.

Advertisement