Pence says the Democrats' proposal could bankrupt the state.
The House Democrats’ plan would divert sales tax revenues on gasoline and special fuels to road maintenance.
Several officials agreed maintaining existing transportation systems would be as important, if not more, than new additions.
The debate over how best to fund road and bridge improvements in Indiana is far from over.
Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson told lawmakers Thursday INDOT needs about $250 million more a year to maintain adequate road conditions.
The announcement comes as the GOP, Democrats and INDOT spar over the condition of the state's roads and bridges.
INDOT asked a former contractor to either repave a stretch of Indiana highway that’s prematurely deteriorating or reimburse the state more than $5 million.
The signs are in constant communication with the upcoming traffic signal. They determine what speed drivers should drive to avoid having to stop at the light.
As the Hoosier State's infrastructure continues aging, Rep. Larry Bucshon says tax reform could be the key to a long-term federal highway bill.
The U.S. House will take up a proposed six-year highway funding bill in the fall.