Crumbling roads creep up as issue, gas tax revenues keep falling

The Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, IN) By Niki Kelly 5/3/15 INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers tackled a lot of issues in 2015 but not the one plaguing Indiana’s roads, bridges and infrastructure: lack of money. Instead, that will be the primary focus in two years as legislators must find a sustainable way to pay for state and local road needs at a time when fuel efficiency is going up and revenue from gas taxes is stagnating. “Something that is overlooked is Indiana’s infrastructure is crumbling – almost to the point of becoming … Continue reading

Gov. Mike Pence proposes expanding vouchers and charter schools

Tony Cook and Stephanie Wang, 12/4/14 Indiana’s school voucher program is already the broadest in the nation — and now Gov. Mike Pence wants to provide even more money for vouchers. In announcing his legislative agenda Thursday, Pence said he will ask state lawmakers to lift the cap on the dollar amount for vouchers and raise the cap on the choice scholarship tax credit program. He also proposed adding more funding for public charter schools. “Together, these actions will make charters more available and more affordable, and make new … Continue reading