Indiana Lawmakers Could Wrap Up Session This Week

The 2013 Indiana General Assembly is winding down, with legislative leaders saying they may be able to wrap up business early.

The Indiana General Assembly faces an April 29 deadline to wrap up its business, including adoption of a new, two-year state budget.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said last week that he thought the legislature might be able to finish its work by the end of this week.     If that happens, lawmakers would not have to return to the Statehouse for a final day on Monday, April 29.

In addition to the budget, measures still pending include a proposed expansion of the private school voucher program and a bill aimed at helping the state’s gaming industry.   Lawmakers are also considering whether to approve Gov. Mike Pence’s request for a 10-percent cut in the state income tax.

The Indiana House and Senate resume business this afternoon. 

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