The plan includes raising both the gas and cigarette taxes.
The House plan would divert more money from the sales tax on gasoline into road funding.
It’s a one-time proposal, not a long-term solution.
Gov. Mike Pence will gather with local and regional leaders to cut the ribbon on the section of interstate Wednesday morning.
House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, says the GOP caucus’ plan relies on three principles: that it’s responsible, comprehensive and sustainable.
The House Democrats’ plan would divert sales tax revenues on gasoline and special fuels to road maintenance.
Some estimates say local governments need $500 million more per year to maintain existing pavement.
Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson told lawmakers Thursday INDOT needs about $250 million more a year to maintain adequate road conditions.
Officials have warned for years that increased fuel efficiency is reducing gas tax revenues. Those revenues have traditionally paid for road maintenance.
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