Throughout the county, state transportation spending from states’ own funds increased 8.8 percent in fiscal year 2015 and 6.7 percent in fiscal year 2016, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers annual ‘State Expenditure Report’ released Nov. 17. When looking at only spending from the states’ own funding sources, transportation saw the largest gains compared to other programs. Read More>>

Due to Kansas’s $350 million state budget shortfall, the state department of transportation (KDOT) will delay an additional 24 road projects, worth an estimated $32 million, which were planned to go out for bid in December. In April, KDOT announced the delay of 25 projects planned for fiscal years 2017-2019, worth $553 million. Kansas is one of several states that have delayed or canceled transportation projects this year due to budget constraints. Read More>>