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Commentary: Good roads and bridges benefit all of us, so we all should pay

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Commentary: Good roads and bridges benefit all of us, so we all should pay

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Drive more than five minutes on Indiana’s roads and bridges you’ll know that Indiana needs to invest serious dollars in repairs and maintenance. You’ll rumble over crumbling asphalt and dodge potholes, and when you cross a bridge with a truck hauling a full load of freight, you’ll hope that this isn’t […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Chris May, surprise political ambitions lead to Statehouse

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com This is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS ­— Rep. Chris May, R-Bedford, never dreamed of becoming a politician. “It was just one of those things that the dominos kind of just fell at […]

Commentary: Santa Claus gets lost on the road

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Commentary: Santa Claus gets lost on the road

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Only Nixon could go to China. Or so the saying goes. Because Richard Nixon had spent so many years burnishing his anti-communist credentials, he was positioned to open the United States to the world’s largest communist nation. After he’d spent a quarter-century red-baiting anyone who disagreed with him, it […]

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Members appointed to Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow task force

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced appointments Thursday to the Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow (FIRSST) task force. The committee was created by the passage of House Bill 1001. The law includes $1.2 billion in new funding for roads and bridges. The task force’s job is to develop a […]

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Road funding bill sparks cigarette tax debate

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– Whether to raise taxes to generate funds for much-needed road and bridge repairs continues to be a heated topic for both supporters and opponents. House Bill 1001, heard in the Ways and Means committee Wednesday, would raise the gasoline tax, raise the cigarette tax by $1 and allow […]

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SOTs: GOP road plan passes committee (HB 1001)

HB – 1001, Committee Meeting, By Lucas Lloyd Rep. Dan Forestal, D-Indianapolis  [:20] “House Republicans and house Democrats agree that there is no more pressing issue than Indiana’s crumbling road-ways and infrastructure. We all agree that we need to do something about it and we all agree that we need to increase the amount of […]

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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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Pence announces $1 billion to go toward improving state’s infrastructure

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday announced a plan to make $1 billion in road funding available over the next four years. It received mixed reactions from Indiana legislative leaders. The plan is called 21st Century Crossroads. It does not include raising taxes but would result in the repairing of 16,000 miles of […]

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