Idaho Senate Makes New Changes to Transportation Plan

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho senators whittled down a $530 million transportation funding plan on Tuesday with the hopes of getting it through both chambers before lawmakers adjourn for the year. The latest transportation plan is now roughly $320 million, primarily by using bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments. The newly tweaked bill now needs to go before the full Senate once more and clear the House floor all before March 24, the Legislature’s anticipated adjournment. Under the amendments, backed by Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Bert Brackett, a Republican from Rogerson, the plan would extend the so-called “surplus eliminator.”

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Source: US News

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