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House passes proposed amendment on transportation

By Associated Press 7:55 AM March 14, 2014

The proposal would dedicate transportation user fees and taxes to the fund.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would establish a transportation infrastructure fund.

HJR10 passed 34-4. Because it is a proposed constitutional change, it required a two-thirds vote of the 40-member House to pass, or 27 votes.

A similar proposal passed the House in 2012 before stalling in the Senate.

The proposal would dedicate transportation user fees and taxes to the fund.

Supporters called it smart planning and a way to help maintain infrastructure in the future. But questions also have been raised about whether it’s wise to dedicate funds rather than keep money fluid.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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