Legislators Work On Funding for Highway Improvement

Legislators Work On Funding for Highway Improvement

Sheridan Representative Jon Botten appeared on Public Pulse last week, and of the several topics that were discussed, one was funding Wyoming's highways.

Botten, who sits on the House Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee, says that they have talked about several ways to allocate more funds to Wyoming's roads going into the 2012 Legislative Session.

If it passes, the subsidy under the current bill will end and be used instead for highways.

Botten takes us through another option they discussed.

Botten says it's been decades since 1993 that the state increased fees for drivers licenses, and estimated the cost that the state incurs above the fees charge for drivers licenses is $2 million per year. A bill to increase fees was voted down, and fees are not expected to go up.

The Wyoming legislature will convene on February 13th.

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