The governor’s transportation funding task force has convened its final meeting this morning in the state Capitol. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Lt. Gov. Brad Little, the task force chairman, told members as the meeting opened. First off this morning, the task force is hearing reports on efficiency at local highway districts and at the Idaho Transportation Department. It’ll also discuss funding options for Idaho State Police and state parks and rec, after a shift of gas taxes away from those was proposed, then delayed. By the end of the meeting this afternoon, the task force is scheduled to settle on its recommendations - how to fund transportation in Idaho now and into the future. Those recommendations will go to Gov. Butch Otter and the state Legislature.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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