Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) proposed returning $100 million of diverted revenue back to the state’s highway fund in his March 28 budget proposal. The additional revenue would help fund the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s three-year, $2 billion program. Read More.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) made it clear at an April 1 luncheon that he planned on increasing spending for state transportation as well as ending diversions from the transportation trust fund to the state police, but that he would not consider revenue-neutral swaps to increase funding. Read More.
Want to hear about the significant role the governor can play in transportation funding? Tune in to our free May 3 webinar to hear advocates discuss campaigns in states where governors were either for or against increased funding, as well as the unique situation of a governor running for his party’s presidential nomination during a campaign.