CHICAGO - The Indiana State Budget Committee yesterday advanced Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels' proposed $28.35 billion fiscal 2010-11 budget in a partisan vote as Democrats pushed to dip into reserves to promote economic development.

Although Daniels outlined his budget proposal in an address before the Rotary Club of Indianapolis on Tuesday and budget officials have met with lawmakers, the spending plan was not formally presented to lawmakers until yesterday. The Budget Committee is made up of one Democratic senator and representative and one Republican senator and representative, with state budget director Christopher Ruhl also serving as a voting member.

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