Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is changing his stance on tax cuts somewhat by saying he would consider a longer phase-in of the income tax cut he is seeking, but he still won't budge on the size of the cut. The governor also said he would like to see a quicker phase-out of the state's inheritance tax, hinting that he may be open to supporting a mix of tax cuts that House and Senate budget leaders say they plan to include in the budget. The governor's proposal on the tax cut comes a little more than a week before lawmakers are expected to sign off on the state's next biennial budget.
Democrats have pushed with some success this session to restore previous cuts in roads and schools funding, but any final budget will still be primarily a Republican product.
The GOP holds supermajorities in both chambers.