Advancing Indiana's Infrastructure

Advancing Indiana's Infrastructure

Thursday, June 3, 2021

According to CNBC's annual America's Top States for Business, the state of Indiana was ranked best in the nation for infrastructure in 2019. To build on that success and ensure Indiana remains a national leader in infrastructure, Senate Republicans supported House Enrolled Act 1001 – the state's next two-year budget.

The new state budget includes:

  • $250 million to expand broadband access;
  • $100 million for local water infrastructure grants;
  • $60 million for local transportation grants; and
  • $60 million to improve and expand Indiana's trails.

In addition, the state will use $231 million to buy down the state's commitment to Northwest Indiana rail projects and $205 million to cash fund the I-69 Section 5 project. Paying for these projects up front will ultimately save Hoosier taxpayers $100 million.

Senate Republicans are pleased to have supported this fiscally responsible budget and will continue to advocate for infrastructure investments that improve Hoosier communities across the state.

To learn more about the budget and other bills passed this session, click here.