The head of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute tells Indy Politics that cutting or suspending the gas tax might make for good politics, but it would be bad public policy.
With gas prices at record highs calls are increasing for lawmakers to suspend the taxes on gasoline.
A spokesperson for Senate Republicans says that can’t be done when lawmakers return on May 24th for technical corrections day and to possibly override the Governor’s veto of a bill that would bar transgender athletes from participating in girls high school sports.
Chris Watts of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute tells Indy Politics that cutting gas taxes is not a good idea, even though Hoosiers are feeling the pain at the pump.
You can hear Watts in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. The interview runs for 18 minutes.
We also discuss the recent increases in property tax assessments which in turn translates in higher property tax bills.