Road funding bill drives forwardHouse committee OKs measure with 10-cent gas
Road funding bill drives forwardHouse committee OKs measure with 10-cent gas tax
By NIKI KELLY | The Journal Gazette
Representatives of three conservative groups – Americans for Prosperity of Indiana, the American Family Association of Indiana and the Indiana Family Institute – also opposed the Republican plan.
Curt Smith, from the family institute, cautioned those who have taken the anti-tax pledge to be careful. And he pointed out that a gas tax increase is regressive, meaning it hits low-income people disproportionately hard.
“I don’t think you have a plan in front of you today that your constituents can get their mind around,” Smith said. He urged them to be creative and make modest steps this year and then come back next year with a more detailed proposal.
Lawmakers limit how much gas taxes could increase under new bill
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Published 6:46 p.m. ET Jan. 25, 2017 | Updated 6:48 p.m. ET Jan. 25, 2017
Conservative groups warned about the possibly of not getting re-elected if they increased taxes.
“My caution is please don’t squander this,” said Curt Smith, president of the Indiana Family Institute. “If you do increase taxes, please know your constituents are going to be very skeptical.”
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