Governor Mike Pence announced Monday that, for the first time, Indiana will tie two percent of state agencies’ budgets to a series of performance metrics.
House Democrats offered their own budget proposal Thursday, including increased K-12 education funding and a progressive tax cut. But the House rejected the proposal with a vote along party lines.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said at the start of session one of the minority’s responsibilities was to provide alternatives to Republican initiatives.
The House Ways and Means committee approved the House GOP budget proposal Monday and is expected to move the budget bill to the full House Tuesday. But Democrats say there’s still more work to do.