Governor Pence Endorses Local Road Funding Legislation

AP

Legislation filed by Senator Brandt Hershman to be part of Governor’s 2016 agenda

Governor Mike Pence announced support for legislation filed by Senator Brandt Hershman to immediately provide $418 million to local governments to fund local transportation infrastructure projects.

This local road funding legislation complements the 21st Century Crossroads plan Governor Pence outlined in October, which will make $1 billion in new road funding available over the next four years. Both proposals bring forward new infrastructure funding without raising taxes.

“I strongly support Senator Hershman’s plan to help communities fund infrastructure improvements, and I commend his leadership,” said Governor Pence. “Our teams have been working closely on this plan to provide funding at the local level without raising taxes. I will be including this initiative as part of my legislative agenda for the upcoming session and look forward to its passage along with the 21st Century Crossroads plan that Senator Yoder will be authoring. Hoosiers know that roads mean jobs at the state and local level. I couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Senators Hershman, Yoder and Kenley to ensure that Indiana remains the Crossroads of America, and this administration will continue to work with members of the Indiana General Assembly to aggressively fund our infrastructure in a responsible manner.”

This week Governor Pence announced major infrastructure investments on I-65 in Lake County, I-69 in Greene and Monroe counties and the modernization of State Road 37 in Hamilton County. Last Sunday, Governor Pence joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the Abraham Lincoln Bridge in Clark County.

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