INDIANAPOLIS -- State lawmakers worked late into the evening Thursday on the final day of the 2016 Legislative Session.
A $1 billion funding plan for state and local roads cleared a final hurdle. In one of their last acts in the session, legislators sent it to Gov. Mike Pence's desk.
The two-year plan is short-term, and the majority of the funds are for local roads. Some of that money is already in the Major Moves program. About half will come from the state's reserves.
It also includes:
$254 million for locally-controlled roads
$430 million transfer to cities and towns from local option income taxes
$328 million in funding for state roads
The plan also shifts an additional one-and-a-half cents from every dollar collected from the sales tax on gasoline to a fund for local roads.
The General Assembly also approved bills to eliminate ISTEP and expand school vouchers. Bills for the release of police body camera video and curbing the reduction of meth are also headed to the governor's desk.