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2015/01/31 09:13
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HARRISBURG - State Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Wozniak (D-35) have been nominated by their colleagues to co-chair the Senate 'Coal Caucus,' a bipartisan, legislative committee emphasizing the...
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2015/01/30 23:06
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State Rep. Walt Rogers is working on legislation that would use sales tax revenue to pay for road improvements. Rogers, a Republican from Cedar Falls, said Friday he plans to introduce a bill next...
2015/01/29 23:06
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Many of Iowa's roads and bridges need work, but so far state leaders have not agreed on a way to fund the repairs and replacements. Much of the work is paid for with a tax charged on gas, but it...
2015/01/29 14:45
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Although their proposal amounts to little more than grasping at straws, Republican Sens. Michael Baumgartner and Doug Ericksen have, at the least, sparked a necessary discussion in...
2015/01/29 05:55
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Sen. Bob Beach, D-Monongalia, is lead sponsor of Senate Bill 258, the Letting Our Counties Act Locally Act. "In Monongalia County we were trying to find an alternative program to fund road projects,"...
2015/01/28 00:50
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State transportation officials will host a ground-breaking Feb. 6 for a new $25.7 million bridge across the Altamaha River at the Appling-Toombs county line. The bridge is in Tommie Williams’ state...
2015/01/24 06:49
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require...
2015/01/23 05:06
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Transportation might be improving in Georgia. For real this time. Year after year, state legislators propose plans to loosen Atlanta's famous traffic jams, offer more public transportation and build...
2015/01/23 01:41
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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Some Republican lawmakers want to increase speed limit on Wisconsin interstates from 65 mph to 70 mph. That's good news for some drivers. "I travel out west quite often," explained...
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2015/01/20 00:16
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Legislation that would build a permanent regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft cleared an initial hurdle Monday in the Virginia General Assembly. The hard-fought bill...
2015/01/19 19:52
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State Assembly Republicans hope the Senate's new members will help pass a bill raising the speed limit to 70 mph in Wisconsin. The Assembly approved the 5 mph hike last year, but...
2015/01/19 17:37
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TALLAHASSEE — With big money on the table every time the state writes a budget, lobbying in Florida is big business. Roughly $1.6 billion was spent in Florida on lobbying in the five years from...
2015/01/13 14:36
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Those are among the ideas on a list approved Monday by a legislative task force trying to drum up new cash for highway repairs and improvements in a state that has a $12 billion backlog of road and...
2015/01/13 04:56
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Updated: 01/12/2015 10:44 PM Created: 01/12/2015 11:33 AM WDIO.com ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new fuel surcharge and higher vehicle registration fees are key components of a transportation plan that...
2015/01/13 04:43
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DFL legislators in the Minnesota Senate pitched their plan on Monday to fix the state’s aging roads and bridges — a template that would raise at least $800 million a year through a wholesale gas tax...
2015/01/13 02:41
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Despite scathing criticism of Louisiana roads and bridges, questions remain on whether a special state panel studying the issue will recommend sweeping or modest highway fixes. “People aren’t stupid;...
2015/01/13 02:40
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A special task force Monday sent a laundry list of ideas for addressing Louisiana’s staggering $12 billion backlog of road and bridge work to the Legislature’s transportation committees for...
2015/01/12 03:32
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The 105-­day legislative session begins Monday with the expectation that it could be a tough few months for lawmakers who return to town under a contemptorder by a state Supreme Court that has grown...
2015/01/11 22:40
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After months of study, a special highway panel should focus on short-term fixes in 2015 rather than any push to trim Louisiana’s $12 billion backlog of road and bridge needs, a Senate leader said. “I...
2015/01/11 22:40
2015/01/11 22:40
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Trimming the use of highway dollars that go to State Police is one of several ideas worth pursuing to help tackle Louisiana’s road and bridge problems, the president of the Louisiana Association of...
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