The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.
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.
Indiana’s infrastructure task force approved recommendations that include raising taxes to generate funds for roads and bridges.
Republican legislative leaders and Governor Pence have a deal on road funding, but they'll have to revisit the issue next year to come up with a long term plan.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said the money will go to support the Capital Improvement Budget and to offset the cost of public safety.