Note to the press: Please include the following statement from Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) in your coverage of House Bill 1001 regarding road funding.
“This proposal would provide adequate funding to maintain and repair our state’s infrastructure with a long-term solution, versus other short-term plans. Under this bill a larger portion of the sales tax on gas would be redirected to pay for roads and bridges, and the gas tax would be indexed to reflect the change in buying power from 2002 to today. To help bring balance, the bill also calls for a personal income tax rate reduction to be phased in over 10 years. Once fully implemented, Indiana would have the lowest personal income tax in the nation.
“I am happy to support a bill that provides funding for Indiana’s infrastructure so we may have safe roadways, without creating debt for future generations.”
Rep. Wolkins represents portions of Grant, Kosciusko, Miami and Wabash counties.