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Indiana governor signs new budget, gas tax hike

(Photo Supplied / Holcomb for Governor)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law Indiana’s two-year budget and an infrastructure funding plan featuring tax and fee hikes to pay for improvements.

Holcomb and Republican legislative leaders trumpeted both bills at a signing ceremony in the Statehouse Thursday. They call the roads measure a plan that will “drive Indiana to the next level.”

The bill aims to spend roughly $1.2 billion per year in new funding to replace aging roads and bridges by increasing the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and imposing new vehicle fees.

Holcomb says residents will smell asphalt from construction “morning, noon and night.”

The $32 billion budget he also signed sends money toward pay increases for state police and an expansion of the preschool pilot, in addition to other education funding.

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1 comment

Rich April 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

34 cents to 44 cents gas tax plus other hikes! Indiana with this new governor is becoming more like New York! Tax the working to death under the disguise of fixing roads!


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