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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Scrapped Study Dug Up Again

As talk continues of raising vehicle fees to address a huge shortfall in road funding, a 2007 state study that was scrapped has been dug up through a public records request.

The study says that car and pickup users are overpaying about 10%, while all trucks are underpaying about 10 percent. Some people disagree though.

Here's the story from the Spokesman-Review.

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