IN House Republicans Back Gas Tax, Registration Fee Increases for Transportation Funding (Tolling Remains a Possibility)

The Indianapolis Star reports, “House Republicans proposed a plan Wednesday [January 4] to raise about $800 million in new funds for state roads and bridges over the next two years, mostly by hiking gasoline taxes.” The report adds, “In the long run, House GOP leaders say the plan — along with potential new highway tolls — is expected to generate the projected $1.2 billion per year needed to maintain state and local roads and fund expansions. Under the plan, gasoline taxes would see an initial boost, and then regularly increase with inflation and Hoosier income growth.”