Indiana Senate passes state budget proposal, bill goes back to House

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indiana Senate passed its proposal for the state budget Thursday.

HB 1001 provides increased funding for education, Hoosier veterans and economic developments. It would increase K-12 funding by $358 million over two years.

It would also expand the Pre-K pilot program to all 92 counties, increase state police pay over two years and provide $500,000 to assist homeless veterans. $800,000 would go towards veteran service organizations to improve assistance for veterans seeking benefits.

The bill must now go back to the House for consideration.