House lawmakers advance pair of Pence measures

Gov. Mike Pence. (WISH Photo)
Gov. Mike Pence. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House of Representatives has given unanimous approval to two of Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s top priorities for 2014.

The House voted in favor of measures increasing personal income tax exemptions and establishing an adoption tax credit. Both measures won broad bipartisan support Monday shortly ahead of a key midterm deadline for lawmakers.

The income tax plan would automatically increase tax exemptions based on the consumer price index, saving individuals between $16 and $18 more in taxes each year. It also increases the child tax credit $500.

The adoption proposal would create a state tax credit for families that qualify for an existing federal tax credit promoting adoption. It also establishes a study committee that would examine ways to promote adoption. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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