After a more than hour-long debate, the Senate advanced legislation that raises taxes and creates new fees to fund the state’s road and bridge maintenance.
The section is between U.S. 50 in Seymour and Indiana 58 near Columbus.
After months of saying he'd "keep an open mind," Governor Holcomb dove into some specifics on this session’s road funding debate.
Senate lawmakers put their own stamp on this session’s comprehensive road funding bill while keeping the measure’s primary tax increase intact.
The state still has to secure funding for I-69 Section 6.
Mary Lambright will appear in court next month for sentencing.
The Senate now has control of the road funding plan as the second half of session begins.
Three new bridges on the Ohio River near Louisville recently started tolling drivers, causing some Hoosiers to adjust their usual commuting routes.
The MCCSC board voted Tuesday to grant 42 bus routes to a Michigan-based bus corporation to address the district's bus driver shortage.
Under the plan, a resident making $50,000 a year in taxable income will pay an extra $125 in income tax.