Holcomb’s address drew praise from Republican and Democratic legislative leaders. But there were criticisms, too.
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 caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.
Governor-elect Eric Holcomb rolled out his legislative agenda this week while House Republicans unveiled their road funding plan.
Holcomb's agenda includes a 20-year road plan with potential tax increases, expanded pre-k and making the State Superintendent an appointed position.
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.
Governor-elect Eric Holcomb laid out the basic framework of his legislative agenda at the annual Bingham Greenbaum Doll Legislative Conference.
Many believe part of that plan should include regular, automatic increases, based on something like inflation or the consumer price index.