16 March 2010

Legislature 2010: Roads

The Associated Press takes a closer look at successful legislation that "could change the way road work is paid for in West Virginia, with new tolls and local bonds part of a mix aimed at replacing faltering gas tax revenues."

"West Virginia's State Road Fund pays for highway building, maintenance and repair," writes AP's Tom Breen. "Its main revenue sources - taxes on fuel, vehicle sales and related registrations - have stagnated this decade because of improved fuel efficiency, occasional gas price spikes, the economic downturn and other factors. But the cost of key materials, asphalt and concrete, have risen."

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