Note to the press: Please include the following statement from House Roads and Transportation Committee Chairman State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) in your coverage of Democratic Leader Scott Pelath’s infrastructure proposal:
“We have made it clear that fixing and preserving Indiana’s roads and bridges will be a top priority during the next legislative session,” State Rep. Ed Soliday said. “Ultimately, the House Democrats’ plan is shortsighted. Merely redirecting all the sales tax on gas toward roads would leave a corresponding hole in our already balanced budget. It is not sustainable because it will deplete our state’s reserves and leave our long-term road and bridge funding problem unresolved. As we move forward on this complex issue, our goal is to address Indiana’s immediate needs while developing a comprehensive, data-driven plan that will maintain our state and local infrastructure for years to come.”
Rep. Ed Soliday represents the city of Valparaiso, all of Center, Union and Washington townships and portions of Liberty and Jackson townships.