Indiana lawmakers have until April 30 to reach budget deal

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The countdown is on for Indiana lawmakers to reach a deal over the state budget.  It looks like an agreement could come down by the end of the week.

Friday is the goal to get it done, but lawmakers actually have next until Monday.

Tax relief is a major component of the budget, which calls for $500 million in relief. Spending on local and county roads as well as education are also key.

“Our spending priorities are through K-12 spending. The number one thing on the heart of the legislation is more than $6.7 billion on education. More than what’s been spent in the past in Indiana,” said Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville.

Both the House and Senate are close to a compromise with one of the key sticking points revolving around investments in motorsports, including those at IMS.