New Plan Proposed In Funding Missouri Road And Bridge Maintenance

A plan is being proposed in the Missouri House of Representatives that could fund roads and bridges, by taking from other programs.

State Rep. Cody Smith, a Republican from Carthage is proposing a plan that would allocate 100 million dollars for road and bridge maintenance.

Instead of taking funds from the gas tax and other designated road funding sources, this plan would borrow the money from general tax revenue, that funds programs such as higher education, and prescription drug benefit programs.

Smith says his plan would give a significant amount of money to road repairs without raising taxes or increasing state debt.

The plan still needs house approval before it can move to the Missouri Senate.

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