The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.
House Republicans made a change to their road funding bill that would open a $600 million hole in the next state budget.
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.
This session’s major road funding bill cleared its first legislative hurdle as the House Roads Committee approved the measure, largely along party lines.
Legislative leaders say naming too many specific infrastructure projects in this session’s road funding bill could be damaging.
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.