INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) — Gas prices have been skyrocketing across the country, but for some people in Indiana, they soon could be even higher thanks to a tax hike.
Right now, the fuel tax in Indiana is 18 cents per gallon. But some state officials say Indiana has lost millions of dollars in gas tax revenue in the past few years.READ MORE: College Student Still Searching For A Summer Job? Some Big Companies Are Paying Top Dollar For Internships
They say a tax hike is the only way for the state to keep up its roads.READ MORE: With Demand Up During Pandemic, Palatine-Based Nonprofit That Helps Homeless Needs Help Itself As It Works To Expand
The last gas tax increase in Indiana was in 2002.MORE NEWS: Chicago Enters Phase 2; Everyone 16 + Now Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine
By contrast, in Illinois the gas tax is more than twice as much as in Indiana, at 39 cents per gallon.