INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's $30 billion, two-year state budget that keeps spending increases below the inflation rate and provides Hoosiers more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.
INDIANAPOLIS | The ink is barely dry on Indiana's two-year state budget legislation, but the potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Hoosier spending and tax cut plan out of balance.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue rebounded last month following a disappointing February and March that saw Indiana's tax receipts dip below 2012 levels.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence showed no signs of disappointment Monday despite having failed to persuade the now-adjourned General Assembly to adopt his oft-touted plan cutting the state's income tax rate by 10 percent.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence received the optimistic state revenue forecast he's been counting on since January to show Indiana can afford his $500 million income tax cut, but instead of celebrating, Pence seemed more interested in compromising.
INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate claims to believe education policy debates, and not the budget, will dominate Statehouse discussions over the next two weeks as the 2013 session of the General Assembly races toward adjournment.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's second full month under the administration of Republican Gov. Mike Pence produced the state's worst monthly revenue result in nearly a year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence remains "hopeful" and "confident" state lawmakers will approve his proposed income tax cut, despite blunt hints from Republican legislative leaders that it's not going to happen.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana remains on track to end its 2013 budget year on June 30 with a surplus, but if February's lackluster state revenue continues into subsequent months it won't be much of one.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence hasn't ruled out spending his campaign funds on television ads to garner support for a proposed income tax cut the Indiana House refused to include in a two-year state budget plan it approved Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House approved late Monday night a two-year state budget that increases funding for education and roads, but does not include an income tax cut or account for scheduled reductions in federal spending.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans used a procedural maneuver Thursday to avoid having to vote against Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gentlemen, start your bailout.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House Republican budget chief will unveil a two-year state spending plan Friday that does not contain a tax cut and spends more on education, roads and services for the needy than recommended by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Online retailers, including web giant Amazon.com, would be required to collect sales tax from Indiana customers starting July 1 under legislation approved by a House committee Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate threw cold water Thursday on the idea that the unanimous committee vote for a proposal changing taxes and other rules affecting the state's casino industry guarantees the full Senate will approve the legislation.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers hitting the shopping malls last month helped propel Indiana's sales tax revenue to its best year-over-year monthly percentage growth since June.
INDIANAPOLIS | The latest state revenue forecast projects Indiana tax receipts from riverboat casino bets will decline over the next two years by $41.4 million, a 9 percent drop, due to competition from new casinos in Ohio.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue is projected to grow an average of 2.55 percent a year during the two-year budget period that begins July 1, giving state lawmakers and Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence choices they and Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels didn't have during recent lean budget years.
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