Senate keeps road tax increase drive alive

After hours of heated debate, the Senate passed a bill that would keep alive a push to raise taxes and fees to fund road and bridge maintenance.

An odd coalition of Republicans and Democrats banded together and attempted to kill the measure as the Senate worked to pass most of the bills that will eventually make up much of a $6.2-billion state budget. But it passed 34-13, despite being likened to a suitcase full of snakes, a lipstick-covered pig and lying to constituents who elected lawmakers late last year.

ClarionLedger
3/16/16