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Lawmakers close to transportation bill

Posted at 6:09 PM, Mar 09, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The final roadblock may have been lifted to pay for repairing Indiana's streets and highways.

State lawmakers reached a tentative agreement – one that covers short-term repairs.

The $1 billion plan includes short-term funding for the state's roads, and a long-term plan for county highways and other locally controlled streets.

It's a two-year plan that includes:

  • $328 million for fixes to state roads
  • $254 million for local roads
  • $430 million transfer for cities and towns from the local option income tax

Legislative leaders have met with the governor at least twice in the last week on the issue.

The numbers were outlined for Republicans in the House and Senate behind closed doors. Democrats hadn't yet seen the plan, and weren't commenting.


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