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Indiana’s infrastructure undergoes plans to be repaired

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More of Indiana’s crumbling roads and bridges will be fixed as a result of a massive funding bill approved on the final night of the legislative session. House Bill 1002, the plan to improve Indiana’s infrastructure, sailed through the General Assembly on Friday with a vote of 37-12 in […]

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House and Senate reach deal to increase funding for Indiana’s infrastructure

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers have finally found a “sweet spot” in the state’s road funding plan, something House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, calls the “strongest road investment in our state’s history.” Bosma joined Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and other key budget leaders Thursday afternoon to announce the details […]

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House road funding plan more popular than Senate version

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several Hoosier lobbyists took advantage of what may have been their last chance to voice their support and concerns with the state’s proposed road funding plan Monday. Significant gaps remain between the Senate and House versions of the 10-year plan to upgrade the state’s highways and infrastructure. They have two […]

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Five Republicans buck party line on road funding

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Five Republicans voted against the Senate Republican version of the state’s road funding plan that will likely leave Hoosiers paying more in taxes to sustain Indiana roads. The highly-debated transportation bill passed the full Senate Tuesday 34-13. The Senate Republican version includes a 10 cent increase in the gasoline […]

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Democrat hopes to make Senate road plan into “Indiana jobs” bill fail

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attempts by Senate Democrats to make changes to the Senate Republican road funding plan failed Monday. Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, spoke on behalf of the Senate Democrats for her giant amendment, which would have raised the cigarette tax, phased out a moratorium on corporate income taxes, and mandated Hoosiers […]

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Road funding: Gov. against cigarette tax hike, tolls still on the table

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb’s press conference in the 2017 legislative session came with revealing details about where he stands on pre-K funding, the cigarette tax and toll roads. This comes after the Indiana House and Senate unveiled their proposed budgets for the next two fiscal years. The House budget called […]

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Senate changes the combination of taxes in road funding plan

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A road funding plan that would cost drivers more money at the pump and could add tolls to Indiana roadways moves forward in the Senate with a new combination of tax increases. The House Republican plan included a 10-cent increase on both diesel and gas taxes. However, the Senate […]

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Gas tax plan generates back-and-forth debate in Senate

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When gas prices are down, cars snake around the block. When they’re up, they make their way from town to town just to save a few pennies. Indiana currently ranks in the middle of the pack in state gas prices nationally. But Scot Imus, executive director for the Indiana […]

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Statewide emergency contact database proposed

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation moving through the General Assembly would create a statewide emergency contact database that would enable Hoosiers to be more quickly notified of a family member’s death or serious injury in the case of a road accident. House Bill 1084 would let anyone with a BMV-issued card submit two […]

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Rules for roundabouts move forward in Senate

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Roundabouts are becoming more common at Indiana intersections, but there is still a question about whether residents know how to navigate them. The Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee heard testimony Tuesday about House Bill 1039 that deals with the safety of roundabouts. HB 1039 would require a driver to yield […]

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