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Mon., July 14, 2014, 8:53 a.m.

Trib: Idaho Wants New Roads, But …

Five years ago, Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter's fellow Republicans in the Legislature slaughtered his signature highway funding package. We've been looking over the corpse ever since. This week delivered yet another autopsy. The University of Idaho's McClure Center survey Otter requested says people understand the need to invest in the state's highways and bridges. Otter's own task force found the state was falling $262 million short of maintaining infrastructure annually and that was four years ago. But are they willing to pay for it? Not yet/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Are you willing to pay higher taxes for better roads and bridges?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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