New Mexico House lawmakers rejected a Senate amendment on Feb. 13 that would decrease revenue for road construction and maintenance from $60 million to $34 million, holding up the state’s $6.3 billion budget plan. The budget bill is due to Gov. Susana Martinez (R) by noon on Feb. 15. Read More>>

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced on Feb. 12, 45 new transportation infrastructure projects worth $41.5 million. Read More>>

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Feb. 13 proposed spending $200 million in the annual road repair bill on municipal road and bridge projects to address damage from volatile weather conditions. Read More>>

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) called on lawmakers in his Feb. 8 Joint Address to end the diversion of revenue from the state highway fund. Read More>>

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) voiced his opposition on Feb. 8 to a proposed 10 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase measure, which could go before voters this year if approved by state lawmakers.  The Senate included a 6 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase in its Feb. 13 tax plan, with tax cuts to offset the impact on state residents. Read More>>

South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall told lawmakers on Feb. 7 that the 2017 state transportation funding increase is on track to generate the anticipated $150 million in new revenue this fiscal year. In combination with bonds approved in 2013 and 2016, the state has already started about 3,200 transportation projects worth roughly $3 billion. Read More>>

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2018 Recommended Highway Plan includes a $307 million increase in revenue for road pavement repair and an additional $57 million increase to repair bridges. Without more revenue, the report warned that 6,000 more road miles over the next six years will be added to the $1 billion backlog of pavement repairs. Outside of the budget proposal, the agency warned that $6 billion worth of projects remains unfunded, requiring an addition $490 million annually. Read More>>