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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Writer Angry That Off-Road Tax Money Going To Road Building & Repair

Outdoor enthusiasts are angry that the state of Idaho is allegedly reneging on a deal made 37 years ago that put their gas tax refund money to work paying for trails, boat launches, and other off-road facilities.

An editorial in today's Spokesman-Review explains the deal and why the writer feels it's irresponsible for the legislature and Governor Otter to divert that money for road building and repair.

Read the editorial, then give us your opinion- should law makers leave the off-road money alone or are the roads bad enough that this step needs to be taken?- SL

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.