(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Gas prices continue the upward climb that has been tough to watch for motorists driving to the last drop in their tanks before filling up.
Stations in Batesville, Sunman, and Versailles posted gas prices over $4.00 a gallon Tuesday.
The same day, Indiana House Minority Leader Pat Bauer (D-South Bend) the state’s top Democrat, said gas could cost less.
Bauer wants state lawmakers to suspend the state tax on gasoline for the summer, the Associated Press reports.
Bauer said the move would cut into state tax revenues to the tune of $200 million, but the State Budget Agency suggests that figure could be closer to $300 million.
The proposal was been dismissed by House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). He said suspending the gas tax may seem appealing, but that it's more responsible for the long-term financial health of the state not to spend all the state's expected revenue.
Bauer says Republicans are passing bills to cut the corporate income tax and suspending the gas tax would help the working class.