A proposed fee increase on heavy-duty commercial vehicles that use the Indiana Toll Road was negotiated without legislative involvement and with considerable secrecy, according to some Indiana lawmakers.
As the world’s second-most-valuable public company weighs tax breaks and other goodies offered by 20 eager suitors, it stands accused of being a corporate welfare leech that should be giving the government and workers more rather than milking taxpayers.
Companies like Tesla Inc. predict battery-powered trucks will soon be ready for the long-haul market. But Indiana-based engine maker Cummins Inc. thinks electric vehicles are more suitable for shorter ranges.
The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said lettuce in the products, distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods LLC, might be contaminated with cyclospora. The parasite causes intestinal illness.