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Monday, August 2, 2010

Task Force Suggests Raising Gas Tax

A panel investigating how to shore up Idaho highway funding ranks boosting the gas tax by a penny as its top pick. The Transportation Funding Task Force says the hike, from 25 cents, would raise $8.2 million annually to bolster road and bridge maintenance.

Here's more from 'Financial News USA.'

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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.