Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Tennessee lawmakers expected to give final OK to roads bill

Tennessee lawmakers expected to give final OK to roads bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House is poised to put the finishing touch on months of work on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill that increases the gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes.

Friday federal government shutdown looming as funding bill expires

Friday federal government shutdown looming as funding bill expires

WASHINGTON — As Congress returns to work Monday after a spring break, it will have just days to approve a budget for the fiscal year that began October 1

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.

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