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State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related
Winter chills state revenue

Winter chills state revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | The effects of Indiana's brutal winter, which repeatedly has trapped Hoosiers at home due to extreme cold or snow and kept them from going to work or shopping, are beginning to show up in the state's revenue results.

February 07, 2014 12:30 pm Related
Pence still bullish on state's economy even after revenue drop

Pence still bullish on state's economy even after revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence remains optimistic about Indiana's economic future, despite state revenue totals that were well below expectations last month and which forced him to slash $57 million in planned state spending.

December 13, 2013 7:35 pm Related
State budget heads exhort agencies to tighten belts

State budget heads exhort agencies to tighten belts

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana budget officials have instructed state agencies and departments to trim expenses where possible in the wake of unexpectedly weak tax revenues.

October 12, 2013 8:32 pm Related

Funding for Indy speedway improvements up to new commission

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday appointed the five-member board that will decide whether to spend $100 million in state tax revenue to improve the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

August 14, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Pence shuffles budget staff

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is separating the directorships of the Office of Management and Budget and the State Budget Agency.

June 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Pence ties state agency budgets to performance

INDIANAPOLIS | State agencies meeting or beating performance targets will be permitted to spend nearly their full appropriations under a management plan announced Monday by Gov. Mike Pence.

June 17, 2013 6:30 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Legislator turned governor focused on tax cut

BRIAN HOWEY: Legislator turned governor focused on tax cut

The headline fixation in the fledgling administration of Gov. Mike Pence has been his 10 percent income tax cut. It is what Chief of Staff Bill Smith calls, “the shiny object” and one that Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley partially restored on Thursday at 3.3 percent after it didn’…

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Sequester leads to furloughs, project delays at Indiana National Guard

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana National Guard felt the first pinch Monday as federal budget cuts known as the sequester began to take their toll on Hoosiers.

March 04, 2013 7:30 pm

IRS delay temporarily boosts state revenue above forecast

INDIANAPOLIS | An Internal Revenue Service delay in accepting income tax returns slowed payments of Indiana tax refunds last month and pushed state revenue well above expectations.

February 06, 2013 6:30 pm
Governor's budget plan cuts taxes, limits spending growth

Governor's budget plan cuts taxes, limits spending growth

INDIANAPOLIS | On his second day in office, Republican Gov. Mike Pence presented legislators with a two-year budget plan that reduces the personal income tax rate and increases funding for education and most state agencies by 1 percent.

January 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Pence appoints former Daniels adviser as new OMB director

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov.-elect Mike Pence on Monday selected his campaign's policy guru to head Indiana's Office of Management and Budget starting in January.

November 26, 2012 4:30 pm
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