Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Minnesota governor opens door to tax hike-free transportation plan

Minnesota governor opens door to tax hike-free transportation plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday opened the door for a transportation funding package without a gasoline tax hike, a sign that Republican legislative leaders hoped would pave the way to finally approving new money for road and bridge repairs after years of failed efforts.

Washington drivers could face new distracted driving penalties

Washington drivers could face new distracted driving penalties

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Holding a phone while driving in Washington state becomes illegal in 2019 once Gov. Jay Inslee signs a distracted driving measure passed by the Legislature.

Indiana GOP announces details of tax-hiking roads plan

Indiana GOP announces details of tax-hiking roads plan

INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans who control the Indiana Statehouse announced details of an agreement Thursday that would raise taxes on motorists in order to pay for improvements for crumbling infrastructure.

Ouch! Illinois road project stung by judge's endangered-bee ruling

Ouch! Illinois road project stung by judge's endangered-bee ruling

CHICAGO — A highway in suburban Chicago has become the second Midwest road construction project delayed temporarily because of concerns about possible harm to a bumblebee recently listed as an endangered species.

Arizona House give initial OK to texting while driving ban for teens

Arizona House give initial OK to texting while driving ban for teens

PHOENIX — The Arizona House has given initial approval to legislation banning texting or other cellphone use by drivers with only a learner's permit or during the first six months teenagers have a regular license — a major move after years of failed efforts to make even small steps to address distracted driving.

Survey cites increased medical exam costs after NRCME implemented

Survey cites increased medical exam costs after NRCME implemented

ARLINGTON, Va. — A majority of professional truck drivers are reporting increased exam costs following the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) rulemaking.

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