The State Budget Committee has approved more than $41 million in projects. They include a new conference center at the University of Southern Indiana and a student activities and events center at Indiana University East. Another project involves major parking upgrades at the IU campus in Bloomington.

Most of the $5.8 million approved for the center at USI will come from private donations. It will be built in the core of the campus and plans call for it to accommodate 150 guests.

Other approvals include millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements at Purdue University, $3 million to build a new visitors center at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Linton, $750,000 for a new Indiana Department of Transportation salt building in Bloomfield and money for 80 new Indiana State Police vehicles.

You can view the full agenda from Wednesday's State Budget Committee meeting by clicking here.

Source: The Indiana State Budget Agency

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