Transportation, not environment, tops Inhofe's priorities for 2015 Tulsa World
“Transportation and infrastructure are going to be the first thing out of the chute,” he says.
If there is one thing Inhofe cares about more than environmental regulation, it’s transportation.
For years he has fumed about Congress’ inability to pass a long-term surface transportation bill.
In many cases, fellow Republicans have held up the transportation bill because of the cost.
Inhofe says the “true conservative” position is to properly fund and maintain the system.
Dayton's to-do list: Transportation, education take priority Pioneer Press
Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to go all in on a highway-and-transit upgrade package that could cost drivers a dime or more extra on a gallon of gas and metro shoppers a nickel more on every $10 taxable purchase, a trade-off the Democrat described Monday as vital to a transportation network he sees as choked and crumbling.
Dayton said his formal proposal is still being refined, but he called it one of his top two agenda items for the upcoming legislative session.
As Dayton spoke, he drew a cheat sheet from his pocket with calculations about various funding mechanisms, including a new wholesale tax on gas that is emerging as the cornerstone of his plan.
Higher Minnesota taxes? State legislators undecided InForum