News and Tribune

Recent Local News

March 7, 2013

Indiana Senate panel starts its state budget turn

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana Senate committee is ready to start its work on the new state budget amid hesitation from legislative leaders over whether to go along with Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed 10 percent cut in the personal income tax rate.

The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to have its first formal discussion of the budget on Thursday. The House-approved budget plan calls for $700 million more in school and road spending than Pence proposed and left out the governor’s tax cut.

The Senate committee is expected to spend the next several weeks holding budget hearings before advancing a proposal by mid-April.

Pence argues the state can afford cutting the income tax rate from 3.4 percent to 3.06 percent and that it would spur economic growth.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.

SEASONAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.