Committee Finds Money for Wyoming Highways

Committee Finds Money for Wyoming Highways

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An interim legislative panel is sponsoring legislation that would boost highway funding by more than $40 million.

The Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Interim Committee voted Monday in Cheyenne on several proposals that would help maintain the state's roads and highways.

One proposal would increase vehicle registration fees for the first time since 1975. Another bill would repeal the 40-cents-per-gallon tax credit on ethanol. And a third bill would propose a Constitutional amendment to use general government fines and penalties for highways instead of public schools.

The committee rejected a bill that would have doubled driver's license fees.

All the proposals would have to pass the 2012 Legislature.

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