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February 15, 2013

Indiana House budget plan would spend more on education, roads

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Republicans’ state budget plan would swap a $500 million tax cut sought by Gov. Mike Pence for new spending on education and transportation.

Details of the two-year budget proposal released Friday would increase K-12 funding by 2 percent the first year and 1 percent the second year.

It also would boost transportation spending $250 million a year by using all of Indiana’s gas tax on roads projects for the first time. The GOP proposal also would pay for State Police, Bureau of Motor Vehicles and some Department of Natural Resources expenses through Indiana’s general fund.

Republican House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown says the House hasn’t ruled out the Pence tax cut. But approving it would mean slashing priorities the House GOP pays for in its plan.

 

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