Vt. faces transportation budget woes


With federal aid expected to decline and Vermont facing a downturn in state gasoline tax revenues, lawmakers are expected to have to grapple with a tough question this coming session and for years to come: where to get the money to build and maintain the state’s roads and bridges. A special committee appointed by the Legislature to make recommendations spent Friday morning putting the finishing touches on a report to lawmakers. It offered a range of options, ranging from increasing fuel taxes to a property tax on vehicles or imposing a levy on each vehicle mile traveled. Committee members say rising prices at the pump have caused people to drive less, meaning less gasoline tax revenue.

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