INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana House Democrats are pushing a road funding plan that they say won't
raise taxes on average motorists. GOP leaders in the House have proposed a
10-cent increase to the state's 18-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax, as well as
additional registration fees. Democrats say their alternative demonstrates
there are other ways to pay for improvements.
Under the plan
shared Monday, House Democrats would freeze corporate tax cuts, put revenue
from the existing sales tax on gasoline toward infrastructure and allow a
trust fund to be used for local road loans. It also projects collecting $300
million annually in reversions through agencies cutting waste, fraud and
leader Scott Pelath says he expects the proposal to be discussed in the
House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday.