Gov. Butch Otter, speaking with reporters in his office this morning after the teacher pay bill-signing, laid out his “parameters” on transportation funding for this year’s legislative session. “We’ve got a couple of issues hanging fire, and the big one of course is transportation,” Otter said, adding, “I would even say maybe the going-home bill.” Otter said he has these “parameters” in mind:
- 1 - “We need to stay out of the general fund.”
- 2 – It must include a “significant step toward revenue needs;” and
- 3 – “I’d like to keep it user-pay,” which Otter defined as “registration and gas tax.”
Question: Do you agree with Gov. Otter's stand, that lawmakers shouldn't tap the general fund to help fix roads & bridges?