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Crossing the Line -- Gas prices

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Gas prices.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Station owners say gas tax would hurt consumers

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois gas station owners say an increase in the state’s motor fuel tax would be bad for business and consumers.

April 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Ill. group proposes higher gas tax to improve roads

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A transportation group is proposing a plan to change the way Illinois pays for road construction, including an increase in gas taxes.

April 01, 2014 12:40 pm

Child tan ban, cursive writing mandate approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | More than two dozen legislative proposals were separately approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House and Senate, sending them across the Statehouse rotunda and into the opposite chamber.

January 23, 2014 3:39 pm Related

More than 50 proposals reviewed by 150 state lawmakers in 16 House, Senate committees

INDIANAPOLIS | Homeowners associations could no longer prohibit elected officials or political candidates from entering their neighborhoods under legislation unanimously approved by a House committee Wednesday.

January 15, 2014 4:28 pm Related
Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos


EDITORIAL: Pave the way for better road funding

State Rep. Ed Soliday should be commended for looking at a pilot program to explore alternative ways to fund road construction in Indiana. The existing gas tax just isn't generating enough revenue.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Motorists shouldn't bridge gap in road funds

RICH JAMES: Motorists shouldn't bridge gap in road funds

Let me see if I've got this right.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois lawmakers eye scrapping gasoline tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Several Democratic state representatives have signed on to legislation that would eliminate the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline.

September 20, 2013 6:00 pm
Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's $30 billion, two-year state budget that keeps spending increases below the inflation rate and provides Hoosiers more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.

May 08, 2013 5:00 pm Related


Lawmakers set to approve state budget, adjourn for year

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly early this morning was on the verge of approving a two-year state budget plan that reduces taxes on Hoosiers by $1.1 billion.

April 26, 2013 11:00 pm Related


DOUG ROSS: Good luck weaving around those spending gaps

DOUG ROSS: Good luck weaving around those spending gaps

In recent weeks, I've been weaving around on U.S. 30, U.S. 421 and other highways. My driving would look suspicious to anyone who couldn't see I've been dodging potholes.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana budget plan cuts taxes by $1.1 billion

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.

April 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Mileage tax to fund road construction may get state study

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is taking in less revenue from its gasoline tax as fuel efficient and alternative fuel cars increasingly fill the state's roads and highways.

February 12, 2013 5:52 pm Related


EDITORIAL: Paving the way for Hoosier jobs

EDITORIAL: Paving the way for Hoosier jobs

New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has hit the ground running, addressing key economic development issues on his first day in office. That's a good start.

January 15, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: History works against cities' Trust Local campaign

The push for home rule for Hoosier municipalities is understandable, from their standpoint, but their own history is against them.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am

Whiting mayor asks state lawmakers to trust local leaders

INDIANAPOLIS | Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura and mayors across the state have a message for the Indiana General Assembly — trust us.

December 05, 2012 6:38 pm

Lake commissioners give green light to road work loan

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners gave their approval Wednesday to a plan to borrow $5 million to repair crumbling rural road.

March 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Gas tax for funding roads in trouble

PORTAGE | Understanding the gas tax as a component of highway funding is not something many people do. So Build Indiana Council has created a video to "start a conversation" on finding solutions for what is becoming a problem.

March 15, 2012 3:30 pm
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