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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 […]

Commentary Part 2: Examining the claimed benefits of the toll road lease

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Commentary Part 2: Examining the claimed benefits of the toll road lease

By Stephen King Indiana Policy Review Note: This is the second in a three-part series about the Indiana Toll Road lease. The claimed benefits of the Indiana Toll Road concession lease are fairly straightforward. Their examination makes up the second major issue in this series on Indiana transportation funding. The benefits can be listed as: […]

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Commentary Part 1: Evaluating Gov. Daniels’ lease of the Indiana Toll Road

By Stephen King Indiana Policy Review Note: This is the first in a three-part series about the Indiana Toll Road lease. Seven years ago Gov. Mitch Daniels’ “Major Moves” legislation passed along partisan lines authorizing dramatic changes in the Indiana’s transportation-funding system. Those changes included a $3.8-billion, 75-year lease of the Indiana Toll Road to […]

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Commentary: Toll road deal took decisions out of hands of Hoosiers

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it was fitting that news that the funds generated by Major Moves have pretty much run out arrived right at the start of summer, the time when people starting hitting the road with ardor. Major Moves was Gov. Mitch Daniels’ plan to repair and add to […]

Commentary: Ask not for whom the road tolls

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Commentary: Ask not for whom the road tolls

By Abdul-Hakim Shabazz The Statehouse File I have always maintained that in politics if you stick around long enough, you will eventually see everything.   Already, my Democratic friends are lamenting that money from the lease of the Indiana Toll Road is about to expire.   And because there are still 69 years left on the lease […]