Ads opposing a Republican plan to use higher fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure repairs will soon adorn gas pumps across Indiana.
House Democrats unveiled their road funding plan, billing it “No New Taxes.” Instead, Democrats want to halt future tax cuts to help pay for their plan.
The major road funding measure cleared its first hurdle, a government pay raise bill came and went, and a House committee approved syringe exchange legislation.
AFP-Indiana strongly opposes the fuel tax increases in the House GOP road funding plan.
This session’s major road funding bill cleared its first legislative hurdle as the House Roads Committee approved the measure, largely along party lines.
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.