Budget Committee OKs Funds

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The State Budget Committee has approved more than $266 million in funding requests. The nearly two dozen projects include university renovations, prison improvements and hospital upgrades. You can read the full list of projects, which all received approval Tuesday, by clicking here.

The two largest initiatives relate to Purdue University's West Lafayette campus. They are $79 million to build the Active Learning Center and $70 million to expand the College of Engineering.

IPFW is set to receive nearly $22 million for renovations to Helmke Library and Kettler Hall.

Indiana State's requests for more than $20 million will fund a project to transform Normal Hall into the Center for Student Success and relocation of track and field facilities.

The Indiana Department of Corrections is planning a nearly $1.7 million air conditioning project at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

Source: The Indiana State Budget Agency