MacIver News Minute: The Good, Bad, and Ugly in Transportation Budget

June 11, 2019

Here’s the good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Joint Finance Committee’s Transportation budget. No gas tax, no indexing – or taxation without representation. That’s very good. Transportation bonding at the lowest level in 18 years, that’s good. But at nearly $500 million, it’s a big-spending transportation budget, and it relies heavily on fee hikes.

Now, the ugly. The JFC’s transpo budget includes very little in the way of reforms for a Department that has squandered billions of taxpayer dollars.

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