News Sections
Audio
Lawmakers Begin To Iron Out Differences On Road Funding
Updated April 12, 2017 6:41 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana House and Senate members are working to resolve differences on a plan to boost roads funding for the state's aging infrastructure.

Lawmakers heard testimony Monday but negotiations continue. The session is expected to end in two weeks.

Bill sponsor Sen. Luke Kenley says the final package will involve "quite a mix" of elements. The Noblesville Republican says some of the changes in the Senate were made to test people's appetite for those proposals.

Much discussion has centered on tolling, the money dedicated toward local roads and whether to send revenue from the gasoline sales tax entirely to roads. Other proposed elements include a 10-cent gasoline tax increase and a diesel tax increase.

Lawmakers estimate that a more than $1 billion increase in yearly infrastructure spending is needed.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2017 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback