(AP) — The Indiana Senate's top budget-writer says the Legislature has
been aggressive in cutting taxes over recent years but that doesn't rule
out Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed 10 percent cut in the personal
income tax rate.
Appropriations Committee held its first formal discussion of the state
budget proposal on Thursday. The House-approved spending plan calls for
$700 million more in school and road spending than Pence proposed and left
out the governor's tax cut.
Chairman Luke Kenley says the new budget should increase funding for
schools and road projects and that a right balance needs to be found with
any tax cuts.
GOP-controlled Legislature has previously cut the state's corporate income
tax and a phase out of the state inheritance tax.