The governor wants to focus on early education, more money for roads and tax cuts for businesses in the upcoming legislative session, but one main question is how the programs will be paid for.
Gov. Mike Pence has spent the past few weeks laying out his vision for the 2014 legislative session, including a proposal to eliminate a business tax on equipment. Fiscal details will become clearer over time, and legislators should play an equal role in deciding how to fund programs, he said.
The General Assembly reconvenes for a nine-week session Jan. 6. The governor said he sees his task as crafting a broad vision of how to boost the economy and create jobs and then guiding the debate, rather than dictating the end result.