CHICAGO - The Indiana General Assembly convenes today for a special session to take up Gov. Mitch Daniels' proposed budget that now includes a proposal to raise Indianapolis-area tourism taxes as part of a plan to overhaul the deficit-ridden Marion County board that manages three local stadiums.

Under the plan announced by the governor and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard on Thursday, the Marion County Capital Improvement Board - which issues debt as the Marion County Convention and Recreation Facilities Authority - would be merged with the Marion County Building Authority.

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