to outline their priorities for a new state budget that would cover one year of
state spending instead of a typical two-year plan.<!-[if gte mso 9]>
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and Means Committee is scheduled to meet informally today, two days before a
special legislative session on the budget begins.
House Democrats on a bipartisan House-Senate special committee walked out of
that panel’s meeting last week after criticizing a two-year budget plan
presented by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Democrats dispute Republicans’ interpretation of how Daniels’ budget proposal
would affect public schools. They also have said a one-year plan is more
realistic because of the volatile and unpredictable economy, which has cut into
state revenue sharply.