Contact Us

Idaho Governor Allows $320 Million Road Plan to Become Law

Road work ahead sign against asphalt road
Road work ahead sign against asphalt road

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has allowed a nearly $320 million transportation funding plan to become law despite lodging multiple criticisms against key aspects of the measure.

Otter announced Tuesday that he allowed the bill to become law because the risk of continuing to ignore the state’s crumbling roads and bridges is too great. The new transportation plan primarily uses bonds to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments. However, the plan also includes funneling 1 percent of the state’s sales tax revenue to fund other road projects.

Otter has previously opposed using sales tax dollars for road projects, arguing that transportation funds should not compete with education priorities. In Idaho, the governor has small window to sign or veto bills. If the governor chooses to do nothing, then the bill automatically becomes law.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.