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Lawmaker seeking ‘best value’ for taxpayers’ money




If state lawmakers decide to give counties the permission to raise income taxes to pay for a mass transit program in central Indiana, one local lawmaker wants to make sure part of that money would go toward widening, improving or building new roads in Johnson County.

State legislators still are trying to pin down how much money an income tax increase would raise and how much it would cost to implement a transit program that includes increasing bus service and starting new rapid transit bus lines.

Sen. Brent Waltz, a Republican who represents part of White River Township and southern Marion County, proposed new ideas this summer because he thinks the current plans don’t give taxpayers the best value for an estimated $1.3 billion investment during the next 10 years. His plans include setting aside some of the new tax money for local road improvement projects, establishing rapid-transit bus service and revamping the current IndyGo bus service.

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