Maine lawmakers may return for a special session, during which they will consider a measure to ask for voter approval of a $100 million bond package to fund highway and bridge work. The state legislature has until the end of June to consider the measure.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) on May 31 will sign into law legislation that will provide an initial $495 million this year, followed by $150 million next year, then $50 million every subsequent year with 70 percent allocated to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 15 percent to local projects, and 15 percent to transit. The bill includes a provision for a $3.25 billion transportation bond ballot measure in November 2019, but only if two potential ballot measures that are currently gathering signatures for the November 2018 ballot do not pass.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) approved legislation May 30 that will provide $544 million in bonds over three years for transportation projects.
Read details about these bills and more on TIAC’s “State Transportation Funding Legislation” page.