Indiana GOP Gas Tax Plan Draws Fire after a Decade of Tax Breaks for “Wealthy Hoosiers”

The Herald Bulletin editorial board brands the Republican proposal for higher gas taxes and tolls “unfair” in light of tax policy changes that gave “huge benefits to wealthy Hoosiers over the past decade. The personal income tax rate was cut from 3.4 to 3.23 percent. Corporate income tax was slashed from 7.5 to 4.9 percent. And the state’s inheritance tax was repealed.” Now, the editors write, “Statehouse Republicans are seeking to make up the lost revenue — and more — by a gasoline tax increase that would be shouldered in large part by average Hoosiers.”