Candidate John Gregg Proposes Eliminating Gas Tax

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says Indiana should eliminate the state tax on gasoline.

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Consumers are charged a state and federal tax on gasoline.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says he will immediately cut the sales tax on gasoline if he is elected.

John Gregg stood in front of a downtown Indianapolis gas station Wednesday and announced that, as governor, he would push to immediately and permanently abolish the sales tax on gasoline. Gregg says it’s a quick way to put money into the hands of Hoosiers.

“A Hoosier can be able to save up – a Hoosier family – up to over five hundred dollars per year,” he says.

Eliminating the tax would cost the state around $540 million in annual revenue.  But Gregg also proposes a way to make up that money, an annual efficiency review of state government.

Gregg says 11 other states around the country perform the annual reviews and have success in finding ways to save. He says based on results in other states, he expects the annual reviews to generate more than six hundred million dollars in budget savings.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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