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Indiana Bicentennial Projects Cost Estimate Higher Than Expected

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Indiana’s bicentennial projects are costing Hoosiers more than former Governor Mike Pence promised. That’s according to a new report from the Associated Press. Plans to pay for the projects have fallen apart, leaving the legislature to allocate $5.5M for the costs in the recently-signed state budget. The projects include the construction of a new plaza outside the Statehouse and upgrades to the state library.

Pence had proposed paying for the bicentennial projects with money generated by leasing out 340 state-owned cell towers. He also suggested raising money through a plan in which the company Agile Networks