INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana lawmakers are expected to vote on deals to spend heavily on new road construction and launch a preschool pilot program during the final day of the 2014 legislative session.
Agreements between Statehouse Republican leaders late Wednesday would have the state potentially release $400 million for transportation projects this year. The state would also rely on $10 million from budget cut savings and $5 million in private donations to launch a preschool program for low-income residents.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says legislative leaders had agreed on the compromises with Gov. Mike Pence. The deals come as lawmakers work toward their self-imposed Thursday deadline for adjourning the General Assembly's session.