IN Lawmakers Say Funding Plan Is a Top 2017 Priority. House Speaker Remains Open to Tolling.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports, “Legislative leaders proclaimed [during a November 21 chamber of commerce luncheon] that passing a long-term infrastructure funding plan, likely including tax increases, will be a top priority during the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly.” House speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) reportedly told the group the state needs to raise $1 billion-to-$1.5 billion a year “for the foreseeable future to maintain Indiana’s existing roads and bridges and invest in new projects,” and he is open to “imposing new user fees, including highway tolls,” in addition to raising taxes.