Indiana Democrats Want State Gas Tax Lowered

Democrats at the Indiana Capitol want the governor to suspend the state’s gas tax.

State Representative Greg Porter says Memorial Day is coming and people will start traveling.

Drivers in Indiana pay 32-cents per-gallon in gas taxes, plus a seven percent sales tax.

Currently, that adds another 24 cents per-gallon to the price of gas.

In all, 56 cents-per-gallon is just for taxes in the state.

Governor Holcomb says he’s not sure he has the power to suspend the gas tax on his own.

He says lawmakers would likely need to come back to Indianapolis and vote on the idea.