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Interactive map lets drivers track road and bridge projects

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com A new online tool will make it easier for Hoosiers to find out what road and bridge projects are planned in their area. “This online, interactive investment map gives Hoosiers an opportunity to follow the Indiana Department of Transportation’s continuous work on roads and bridges throughout Indiana,” said Gov. Mike Pence said […]

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House GOP plan to fix roads creates concern about the tobacco tax

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 30 Hoosiers lined up to testify Wednesday about a bill that would provide funding to local roads through the state’s excess reserves, but also by increasing gas and cigarette taxes. “It’s a very important bill to our state and we want to be certain that we vet […]

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Pence’s plan for fixing roads and bridges advances

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s solution to repair roads and bridge was advanced by the Homeland Security and Transportation Committee Tuesday. “Transportation is a big issue and funding is dominating the discussion,” the bill’s author, Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, said. Senate Bill 333 would transfer funds from the […]

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GOP House agenda: Roads, education & drug prevention

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Although this year’s session is just 10 weeks long, the House Republicans are determined to accomplish their top four priorities. “You won’t see too much that will shock you because we have been talking about these things since October,” House Speaker Brian Bosma said. “Our top priorities are roads […]

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$418 million proposal aims to provide immediate funds for road improvement

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A key piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s legislative agenda aims to provide $418 million to local governments for road and bridge improvements, construction or other needs. “Putting close to half a billion dollars into local communities around this state in an immediate fashion, and to help them with […]

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Pence reveals legislative agenda with no mention of LGBT rights

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence plans to pursue jobs, roads, education and health care in 2016, but his legislative agenda does not include his stance on LGBT civil rights. “Our agenda prioritizes funding for state and local roads, ensures that schools and teacher salaries are not negatively impacted by the transition […]

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$50 Million Construction Project For I-465/I-69 Interchange

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drivers on the northeast side will see more construction in the coming years with the goal of easing traffic long term. Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday announced plans for a $50 million construction project to the I-465/I-69 interchange. The project will reconfigure the interchange used by more than 165,000 drivers […]

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