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Stakeholders in Indiana are already weighing the GOP tax plan’s potential effect on workers.

Indiana Manufacturers Association lobbyist Andrew Berger says the plan’s most important pillar is its 20 percent corporate tax rate. He says it’ll let businesses make decisions about growing and investing based on what really matters.

“Not, ‘how do I best effectuate my tax liability?’” he says. “That’s what we’re trying to get out of this investment decision-making process.”

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A bill planned for the upcoming legislative session aims to bring more film business to Indiana. It would create the Indiana Film and Media Production Incentive program, offering tax breaks to productions made in the state.

Now, filmmakers and lawmakers are ramping up lobbying efforts to back the bill. Jon Vickers, the founding director of the Indiana University Cinema, said it wouldn't be the first program of its kind for Indiana -- another version lasted from 2007 to 2012.

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Senate Republicans have made clear they're not enthusiastic about tax hikes in a House road funding bill. But they're not crazy about a tax cut in the bill either.

House Republicans added a sixth-of-a-point income tax cut to their road funding bill.

Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) acknowledged it was a sweetener to try to win Senate support for the rest of the plan. But it doesn't appear to be working.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says road funding and a tax cut are, in his words, “apples and oranges.”