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.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the state faces a $750 million funding gap to maintain its roads. Changes to the state's fuel taxes could help.
As electricity, natural gas and other alternative fuels gain in popularity, the gas tax -- a primary source of road funding -- is bringing in less money.
Indiana will receive more in gas tax revenue under the newly passed highway bill.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says Indiana should eliminate the state tax on gasoline.
Senator Greg Walker's bill would have gas distributors collect gasoline sales tax when they deliver shipments to local gas stations.