CHICAGO - Indiana's Republican-led Senate on Friday was poised to approve a $28.1 billion, two-year budget that includes up to $400 million of bonding authority not included in Gov. Mitch Daniels' spending plan.

The Senate's budget relies on nearly $2 billion in federal stimulus funds - also not included in Daniels' budget - and preserves the governor's request that the state avoid dipping into its $1.3 billion reserve fund.

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