Communities have a lot of road repairs, and the new money won’t cover all of them. So local leaders now have to make choices.
An infrastructure bill lawmakers approved this session funnels hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s roads and bridges.
Veterans groups call the spending bill signed into law Thursday the “most veteran-friendly budget” in state history.
Hoosiers will pay new yearly fees and a little more at the gas pump for the $1.2 billion-a-year infrastructure improvement plan.
The bill passed the House, 69 to 29, and the Senate 37 to 12.
The roads plan includes one of the biggest points of contention between the House and Senate: shifting sales tax on gasoline to pay for roads.
Legislative leadership will now take the road funding plan to their caucuses for approval.
With just days left in this year's legislative session, the House and the Senate still appear far apart on some key tax provisions.
The forecast delivered to the State Budget Committee projects about $200 million dollars than the forecast from December.
A preference for one chamber’s version of the roads bill has emerged as the public got what’s likely its last chance this session to testify on the measure.