Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and state Republican lawmakers have reached an agreement when it comes to the state’s budget.
The agreement includes spending $1.9 billion on K-12 education over the biennium. That number includes $600 million recommended by the Governor’s Teacher Pay Commission.
It also expands the school voucher program as well as Education Savings Accounts.
It also reduces $1 billion in debt.
The budget also restores funding that was cut for mental health programs and includes a tax on electronic cigarettes.
It also provides $250 million for rural broadband expansion.
You can download a summary of the budget here.
You can hear Governor Holcomb and the GOP legislative leaders in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. It runs for under an hour.