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

— State Rep. Greg Porter is among those spearheading the request. With Memorial Day approaching, many Hoosiers want to travel but can’t afford to with gas well over $4.00 a gallon.

“Despite high inflation and rising gas prices, state revenues appear to be reaching even higher levels than previously predicted, putting us in a financial position as a state to suspend the gas tax and make up for lost road repair funding with our windfall,” Porter said. “At this point, it’s simply a matter of political will.”

You pay about 32-cents per gallon in gas taxes, plus a seven percent sales tax every time you fill up. In all, you’re paying roughly 56 cents per gallon 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 said lawmakers would likely need to come back to Indianapolis and vote on the idea.