Louisiana voters approved a measure on Oct. 14 to dedicate all revenue from new taxes on motor fuel (created on or after July 1, 2017) to a Construction Subfund of the Transportation Trust Fund. This fund would be used by state and local governments for construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure, and prohibited for use on employee wages and retirement benefits. Read More>>

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) announced on Oct. 17 he would oppose any proposals that utilize general fund revenue to solve the state’s $478 million transportation funding shortfall.  While the Arkansas Highway Commission had previously announced plans to place a transportation funding measure on the November 2018 ballot, Department of Transportation Director Scott Bennett said he would consider waiting until 2019 for lawmakers to reach a solution in the state legislature. Read More>>