The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.
Lawmakers approved the bill barring local governments from banning short-term rentals on its second attempt at passage in the House.
One override would allow the state to delay environmental regulations that are stricter than federal rules.
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.
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.
Pelath’s proposal would require changing the Indiana Constitution.
The legislature has chosen Habitat for Humanity as its charitable cause for 2017.
Democrat and Republican leaders at the Statehouse agree – a long-term road funding plan will be the General Assembly’s top priority in 2017.
Republican Eric Holcomb scored what some saw as a surprise victory in the governor’s race, defeating Democrat John Gregg.