Legislative preview: transportation
The two-year state budget Gov. Mike Pence signed in May grows state transportation spending by $210 million a year by dedicating 1 percent of state sales tax revenue and 100 percent of gas tax proceeds to roads. Experts say that's probably not enough to adequately maintain and develop Indiana's highways. Some lawmakers are aching to spend the $200 million set aside in a Major Moves 2020 fund. State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, is planning to sponsor legislation calling for a test of per-mile road taxes in lieu of the gas tax.