INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The Indiana Senate has approved an infrastructure funding plan with fee and
tax increases that lawmakers say will go toward much-needed road and bridge
repairs. The Senate voted 34-13 to approve it Tuesday.
The measure likely
will head next to a conference committee where differences with a House
version can be ironed out.
include a $15 vehicle registration fee, a 10-cent gasoline tax increase and
a provision giving the governor authority to seek interstate tolling.
the Senate’s proposed $5 fee on tires and fee increase on commercial
vehicles. The House version moves all of the proceeds from the state’s sales
tax on gasoline to roads and would fill the resulting hole in the budget
with a higher cigarette tax.