Editorial: Wheel tax keeps repairs moving

The Tribune

While it might seem a bit like extortion, a state requirement to accept additional bridge and road money proposed in this year’s Indiana General Assembly might be the impetus Jackson County officials need to embrace the adoption of a county wheel tax and its accompanying excise surtax.

Facts are facts: Roads and bridges need repaired and maintained, those costs are only getting higher and the Indiana General Assembly is dangling the carrot — more money for county and municipal governments if they have or will adopt what is formally known as the Local Option Highway User Tax.

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