House Republicans are set to unveil their agenda, including their plan to fund infrastructure improvements across Indiana for years to come.
Indiana’s infrastructure task force approved recommendations that include raising taxes to generate funds for roads and bridges.
Governor-elect Eric Holcomb laid out the basic framework of his legislative agenda at the annual Bingham Greenbaum Doll Legislative Conference.
The task force will issue its recommendations at its last meeting in December.
Democrat and Republican leaders at the Statehouse agree – a long-term road funding plan will be the General Assembly’s top priority in 2017.
The statewide funding gap is an estimated $7 billion.
INDOT gave matching grants up to $1 million for local infrastructure projects to more than 230 cities and 78 counties.
State lawmakers are beginning to study ways to fund infrastructure into the future.
Lawmakers debated road funding in a conference committee hearing as lawmakers approach the end of this session’s debate
The bill would spend down the state's surplus instead of generating revenue from tax increases.