Indiana’s special session could cost the state up to $30,000 a day, in order to pay lawmakers’ salaries. It’s unclear how long the session will last.
Andrew Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Politics at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, says although the money wasn’t necessarily budgeted, the state will find a way to cover the costs.
“It’s money that was not going to be spent for this purpose, which means it either has to come out of reserves or something else is not having money spent on it,” Downs says. “And people get offended by that.”