Indiana Senate Approves Gas Tax, Tolling Bill

The Journal Gazette reports, “Hoosiers would pay hundreds of millions in increased gas taxes and other road fees under a bill approved 34-13 on Tuesday [April 4] by the Indiana Senate. But final negotiations on a long-term, sustainable infrastructure program are yet to come in the final three weeks of the session.” The report adds that some lawmakers wore buttons to show support for “expanding Interstates 65 and 70 to six lanes statewide and possibly using tolls to recoup the costs in the future.” (The bill would allow INDOT to seek a federal waiver to toll any and all interstates.)