INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana lawmakers have ended their 2014 session, sending business tax cuts, a preschool program, new roads funding and other measures to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration.
Lawmakers opened the session with an emotional debate on gay marriage, but left on a quieter note late Thursday night.
Republican legislative leaders managed to push through an agenda that Pence had signed onto, but not without extensive negotiations and some concerns raised about their impact on the state budget.
A broad package of business tax cuts, a preschool pilot program and new money for transportation will go to Pence's desk. Although lawmakers gave the governor the full $400 million for road funding he requested, the preschool program only will fund children from low-income families in five counties and not the whole state.