The House approved comprehensive road funding legislation that raises fuel taxes and opens the door to tolling Indiana interstate highways.
One lawmaker accused another of threatening to “bury him” over the bill.
The bill is the result of a two-year review begun after a class-action suit showed millions of dollars in overcharges and undercharges.
Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson told lawmakers Thursday INDOT needs about $250 million more a year to maintain adequate road conditions.
Approval of the bill would allow returning veterans a quicker reinstatement into community life and education.