Airbnb reported that Indiana renters hosted 175,000 guests in 2017, who collectively earned more than $21 million by making their spaces available to travelers. But some homeowner groups want to ban the practice.
The amendment to the state’s agreement with the private operator of the Indiana Toll Road requires the company to pay the state $1 billion and invest an additional $50 million in toll road improvements.
Tim Brown, 62, a representative since 1994 and chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, also oversees the interim Fiscal Policy Committee, which had been scheduled to meet Thursday. That meeting has been canceled.
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.