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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Americans for Prosperity-Indiana (AFP-IN) on Monday applauded Senator Mike Delph for derailing House Bill 1080, which would have lifted a state ban on light rail projects and had been approved by committees in both chambers. HB 1080 was pulled from consideration after Sen. Delph introduced an amendment to the bill that would have required Indianapolis officials to prove that public transit money wouldn’t be needed for road repairs.
“Light rail projects are one way tickets to higher taxes and this proposal would have been no different. Hoosiers don’t want to pay for an infrastructure boondoggle while our officials already have difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure,” said AFP-IN State Director Justin Stevens. “Instead of focusing on inefficient light rail, central Indiana should work to fix our dilapidated roads. We thank Senator Mike Delph for introducing this amendment and ensuring our taxpayer dollars are spent more efficiently.”
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro, LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org