|Today Indiana House leadership announced their 2017 legislative agenda, which contains their plans for infrastructure funding.
Included in the proposal is a bevy of tax increases, including a ten cent increase in gasoline taxes and a $15 per vehicle fee. In addition, the plan also calls for gasoline taxes to be tied to inflation, resulting in a perpetual tax increase for future generations without the accountability of a vote.
The shifting of gasoline sales tax revenue to a designated fund was also proposed, to be fully implemented in 2021.
AFP Indiana state director Justin Stevens had the following comment: “With $2 billion in reserves, another $1 billion in projected revenue increases, and only a small portion of gasoline sales taxes going to roads, it is time for legislators to make priorities.
Before any tax increases are discussed, gasoline sales tax revenue should be moved to a designated fund immediately, and spending should be frozen at current levels using a portion of revenue increases to fill the gap.
Hoosiers overwhelmingly agree that if lawmakers aren’t using existing money to make roads a priority, they should not be trusted with more of our hard-earned paychecks.”
AFP Indiana and its 70,000 activists across the state will strongly oppose an increase in gasoline taxes. In the coming days AFP will lead the charge in educating citizens about this issue through grassroots engagement at doors, on the phone and through mail.
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