The address will mark the first time Holcomb has spoken before a joint audience of both the Indiana Senate and House.
Republican legislative leaders say it’s “critically important” that Governor Eric Holcomb support their charge to raise taxes for road funding.
The proposed first steps would cover less than half of the state’s needs.
Indiana’s infrastructure task force approved recommendations that include raising taxes to generate funds for roads and bridges.
Many believe part of that plan should include regular, automatic increases, based on something like inflation or the consumer price index.
The House GOP plan would raise the gas tax to help generate long-term revenue for road funding.
Congress encouraged Indiana to apply for a toll road exemption, as lawmakers push for feasibility study on interstates.
Speaker Bosma says he’s not surprised the governor in his State of the State came out against the House GOP’s plan to raise taxes to fund road improvements.
The U.S. House will take up a proposed six-year highway funding bill in the fall.
INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning doesn't recommend raising the gas tax but says an increasing number of bridges and roads in the state are in poor condition.