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Indiana Legislature Reaches Half-Way Point

Indiana‘s House and Senate are in recess for the rest of the week, before turning their attention to each other‘s bills starting on Monday.

Legislators have kept most of Governor Pence‘s agenda moving through the first half, including an adoption tax credit, an increased income tax deduction for dependents and an incentive fund for teachers.

House Speaker Brian Bosma says he expects all those bills to pass, though he says there are negotiations ahead on competing House and Senate bills to cut the business personal property tax.

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says there‘s bipartisan support to expand state aid for preschool, though Bosma acknowledges there‘s still pushback from some Republicans.