INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House speaker says the governor and
legislative leaders have reached broad agreement on some of the biggest
items being considered this session.
Speaker Brian Bosma said Tuesday that a series of business tax cuts, an
early childhood education program and spending for roads are all set to
win approval before lawmakers finish work this week.
House and Senate
negotiators are likely to approve cuts in the corporate and financial
institutions tax along with allowing counties the choice to eliminate the
state's property tax on business equipment for small businesses.
They are also
close to approving a grant program that would pay for low-income children
to attend preschool. Bosma says Gov. Mike Pence will likely get somewhere
between $200 million and $400 million for transportation projects.