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Idaho State Police, transportation funding shift plan placed on hold

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 13:58:45-05

In the Statehouse, the latest transportation funding proposal has been placed on hold -– as Idaho legislative leaders mull over a separate proposal.

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle said Thursday he met with leaders in both the Senate and House the night before to discuss several ideas that could result in changes to his proposal. Moyle declined to expand further on the details of what's being considered, but said he expects new legislation outlining the details to come out as early as next week.

Moyle's measure would replace the fuel tax funding Idaho State Police currently receives with one percent of the state's general funds. That would free up an additional $17 million for roads and bridges.

The Idaho Legislature is expected to adjourn March 24.

So far, no comprehensive transportation funding measure or tax cut plan has survived both chambers.

(by Associated Press)