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House passes funding for roads, regional cities

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation for road improvements that would also fund a key piece of Gov. Mike Pence’s agenda passed the House Wednesday, but not by a large margin. An amended version of Senate Bill 333 passed the House 57-35 Thursday. The bill includes the House’s road funding plan, which would raise […]

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House GOP road funding plan now includes key legislative goal for Pence

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans are trying to sweeten their road-funding plan, by adding on funding for one of Gov. Mike Pence’s key legislative goals. The House Republicans plan would raise the gas and cigarette taxes to pay for what they consider long-term road improvements. Pence and the Senate Republican’s plan would […]

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Lawmakers try to address the irksome road funding issues

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— A Senate committee took the House Republican’s road plan and merged the legislation with a significant portion of Gov. Mike Pence’s plan. The Appropriations Committee removed the tax hikes on gas and cigarettes from House Bill 1001 Thursday. Instead, members amended the bill to transfer funds from the state reserve […]

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Retailers worry proposed cigarette tax increase could spur black market

Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are split when it comes to a bill that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for road funding. House Bill 1001, the House GOP’s road funding plan, would raise the gasoline tax to four cents per gallon and raise the cigarette tax by $1 a pack to fund road […]

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Senate unanimously advances Pence’s road plan

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­ ‑ Gov. Mike Pence’s road funding plan unanimously passed the Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 333 would transfer funds from the state reserve fund to the state highway fund, if the reserves are more than 11.5 percent at the end of the state fiscal year. “I think this is a win […]

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Pence’s road funding plan cruises to the Senate

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s road funding plan is moving to the full Senate. “One of the things that’s happening in the transportation space is that when trucks and cars become more fuel efficient, the less revenue is coming in from the gas tax,” said Micah Vincent, Director of the Office […]

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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 […]