INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
House Republicans want to increase taxes and fees paid by motorists in order
to fund infrastructure improvements across Indiana for years to come.
House Speaker Brian
Bosma unveiled a plan Wednesday that would increase the cost of fuel at the
pump by 10-cents-a-gallon. Vehicle owners would also have to pay an
additional $15 a year registration fee. And the proposal would make it
easier for local governments to impose a wheel tax.
state-commissioned studies show additional money is needed to pay for
infrastructure maintenance and improvement projects.
Their plan will
raise less than half of the roughly $1 billion a year the state says it
needs for infrastructure
Democrats, say the plan would shift more tax burden to the poor and middle