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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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Gas tax increase, toll roads part of road construction plan

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier drivers could soon pay an increase of $48 a year on gas taxes and potentially experience toll roads in Indiana.                        House Republicans outlined a long-term road funding plan Wednesday, which would raise nearly $700 million in additional funds for infrastructure throughout the next two years. House Bill 1002 […]

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Taxes, tolling options for road funding solution

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An increase in state gas taxes, tolling and a vehicle fee are all possibilities drivers could face as the state tries to figure out how to pay for road improvements. The road funding task force met Monday to announce recommendations for the upcoming legislative session. “We think this issue is of […]

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Bosma open to the idea of adding toll roads on Indiana interstates

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­­– House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, is interested in exploring using tolling a new source of funding for Indiana’s highways. “The experts agree that the future, particularly on our major highways in the Crossroads of America, is to move into the tolling business,” Bosma said Thursday. “So we are […]