Legislators and Governors
Proposed legislation filed by Rep. Randal S. Crowder (R- Clovis) in New Mexico would permit counties and cities to implement a local option fuel tax of up to 5 cents per gallon with voter approval. Read More>>
Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) recommended more than $1 billion in bonds to pay for transportation investment in his annual budget recommendations, released Jan. 3. Read More>>
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) told Forum News Service that he plans to request new transportation investment in his Jan. 24 budget proposal. Dissention between political parties on the best method to increase new revenue, as well as what modes of transportation to include, prevented a transportation funding bill from passing in 2016. Read More>>
Did you read the ARTBA-TIAC post on Indiana’s transportation funding proposal?
A statewide survey released Jan. 4 by the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation found that most voters would be in favor of making the half cent sales tax currently used for highway improvements under a 2012 bond measure permanent. The sales tax is slated to expire by 2023. Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) this summer requested the Good Roads Foundation’s assistance in researching and building support for a permanent transportation funding fix. Read More>>
A Wisconsin Department of Transportation study released Dec. 28 found that interstate tollways within the state could raise between $14 billion to $41 billion in new transportation revenue over 30 years, but would require between $350 and $400 million in upfront capital costs to implement. Federal permission would be required. Read More>>