Indiana’s new budget is officially law as Gov. Mike Pence signed it Thursday.
Pence hails the state’s two-year, $31 billion spending plan as something “every Hoosier can be proud of.”
The governor signed the budget in front of a sea of students at an elementary school in Lebanon, Ind., highlighting the largest funding increase for K–12 schools in state history.
Yet at 2.3 percent growth each year, that increase only keeps pace with inflation. Still, Pence calls it a historic achievement.