Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) – one of the road funding bill’s sponsors – says he’s heard positive feedback since the measure passed.
The increases include the 10 cent-per-gallon gas tax, which goes toward a road funding plan.
The bill passed the House, 69 to 29, and the Senate 37 to 12.
The roads plan includes one of the biggest points of contention between the House and Senate: shifting sales tax on gasoline to pay for roads.
A preference for one chamber’s version of the roads bill has emerged as the public got what’s likely its last chance this session to testify on the measure.
After a more than hour-long debate, the Senate advanced legislation that raises taxes and creates new fees to fund the state’s road and bridge maintenance.
Senate lawmakers put their own stamp on this session’s comprehensive road funding bill while keeping the measure’s primary tax increase intact.
Ads opposing a Republican plan to use higher fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure repairs will soon adorn gas pumps across Indiana.
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.
The major road funding measure cleared its first hurdle, a government pay raise bill came and went, and a House committee approved syringe exchange legislation.