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Drop in federal $$ has helped drive Idaho road funding decrease

Total highway spending in Idaho has dropped nearly 20 percent in recent years, the AP reports, with an 8 percent decline in federal funds a major factor. The state received $321 million in federal road funding in 2010. By 2013, that number had fallen to $295 million, according to a review of data by The Associated Press. Total highway spending in Idaho was $959 million in 2010, but it dropped to $791 million by 2013. You can read AP reporter Ryan Struyk’s full report here.



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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