Tuesday's testimony, primarily from lobbyists and trade organizations, focused on the proposal's fuel tax increase and potential for tolling.
The House approved a tax-raising road funding bill, lawmakers voted to override Mike Pence’s vetoes and a House committee amended a gun regulations bill.
The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.
This legislative session, both House Republicans and House Democrats have proposed a plan to pay for the next four years of road and bridge maintenance.
House Republicans made a change to their road funding bill that would open a $600 million hole in the next state budget.
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.