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Transportation task force opens final meeting with ‘lot of work to do’

Lt. Gov. Brad Little opens the final meeting Tuesday of Gov. Butch Otter's transportation funding task force. (Betsy Russell)
Lt. Gov. Brad Little opens the final meeting Tuesday of Gov. Butch Otter's transportation funding task force. (Betsy Russell)

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
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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