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Friday, March 28, 2008

Governor chides legislature for not funding transportaion needs

The Spokesman Review has a pretty good wrap up story on the legislature's efforts on transportation session. While the session is not officially over, it looks like any effort to get transportation needs funded this session: here is a exerpt of the story:

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday backed away from his major proposal to lawmakers this year, to raise millions through new fees or taxes to address a giant backlog in road maintenance statewide.

Otter issued a statement saying, "Simply put, there is a shortage of vision and political will within the Legislature to do what needs to be done this year."

Reaction was mixed among lawmakers, with some disappointed but others celebrating a chance to drop the issue and end their overlong session – with a May 27 primary election looming in which every legislative seat is up for a vote.

Read the rest of the story here.

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