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No Idaho roads fix this year...

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, right, presides over a meeting of the governor's transportation funding task force on Wednesday. The panel won't be proposing fixes for Idaho roads in upcoming legislative session; members said its work will take longer than that. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, right, presides over a meeting of the governor's transportation funding task force on Wednesday. The panel won't be proposing fixes for Idaho roads in upcoming legislative session; members said its work will take longer than that. (Betsy Russell)

The governor's transportation funding task force has wrapped up its third all-day meeting, but it won't be proposing any road fixes in the upcoming Idaho legislative session. The panel set its next meeting for Feb. 18th. "They're not going to propose anything for this legislative session in terms of revenue increases, but they are going to use the legislative session as a task force and with the Senate and House transportation committees to do some more work," said Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, a task force member. The group still is struggling to define the need, and bogged down today on questions of whether needs are being uniformly defined. Though the task force was scheduled to come up with proposed revenue-raising concepts for discussion at its next meeting, "We didn't get there," Keough said. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.




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