This sets up a potential civil war between the House Republicans and Governor Pence and shows a clear difference in how the Indiana House sees the current occupant of the Governor's Office vs. the previous one. The House hath spoken on its budget...by an 18-4 vote! Pence can stammer all he wants about how disappointed he is, but I'd say the vote pretty much repudiates his tax cut.
Let's fast forward two years, can you imagine the Indiana House ever standing up to Mitch Daniels like this? Heck no. For them, Pence is a bit of an unknown commodity. It seems like perhaps they think of him as an outsider whereas Daniels wasn't.
Besides, Daniels was too smart to propose anything he knew wouldn't stand up. The Indiana House has been telegraphing its moves here, and Pence was either too politically inept or too stubborn to change his tune.
This is one of the cornerstone of Pence's campaign for Governor. If he can't get this through, then he will have already failed on one campaign promise. Pretty silly for a guy with a legislative background not being able to negotiate with his own legislature.
I'm not sure to call this 10 percent proposal dead yet. Certainly someone in the GOP will see how this makes their own governor look toothless and try to find a way to make him look better.