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General Assembly Passes Two-Year Budget

Apr 25, 2019

Hoosiers now know what the state budget will look like for the next two years. It boosts funding for education, but schools with declining enrollment will still lose money.

Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) discuss the new revenue forecast. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana budget writers will have about $100 million less to work with than previously anticipated.

A new revenue forecast unveiled Wednesday will help determine what Indiana’s new state budget will look like.

House Ways and Means Co-Chair Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) listens to discussion of the gaming bill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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The 2019 session’s major gaming bill underwent a makeover Tuesday in the House Ways and Means Committee.

Lawmakers Pass Amended Indy Eleven Stadium Legislation

Apr 8, 2019

State lawmakers changed the conditions Monday for the Indy Eleven soccer team’s ability to build a new stadium and collect tax revenue from the area around it.

The House Ways and Means Committee debates the Republican caucus's budget proposal. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

House Republican leaders say they’re confident they’ve made a significant education investment in their state budget proposal.

The 2019 legislative session gets underway January 3. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
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The Department of Child Services delivered its funding request earlier this week – asking for $286 million more a year, for the next two years.

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The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a 20-million-dollar renovation of IUPUI‘s Carroll Stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team.

Sen. Pete Miller (R-Avon) says the state has a chance to get ahead of the curve as soccer gains in popularity in the US.

The Senate scaled back a House-passed plan to use a tax-recapture mechanism to help the team build a brand-new 80-million-dollar stadium.

Sen. Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) says renovating Carroll Stadium is a much better plan.

Senate, House Sparring Over 'Double Direct' Tax

Mar 18, 2015
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Legislators are taking another stab at streamlining the so-called "double direct" tax exemption for business.

Farms and manufacturers don‘t owe sales tax on equipment if it‘s directly used in production. The difficulty in interpreting that test prompted Governor Pence to make it a key element of his tax simplification bill.

But the House deleted the simplifications after analysts reported they would cost the state a quarter-billion dollars a year.

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A measure aimed at simplifying the state’s tax code is on its way to the House floor.

But the version committee members passed doesn’t include as many changes as Gov. Mike Pence was pushing for.

Pence’s proposed tax bill, sponsored by Rep. Todd Huston, R-Fishers, aims to simplify the tax code by, in part, eliminating more than two dozen tax credits. It also included a change to a sales tax exemption for Hoosier businesses.