The Bismarck Tribune » North Dakota’s Association of Counties heard arguments for increasing the state’s fuel tax to help pay for the future construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges. “It’s happened in 26 states, it can happen here,” said Russ Hanson, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. “We need to come together and have those discussions.”
Associated Press » West Virginia voters overwhelmingly agreed Saturday to issue $1.6 billion in state bonds to repair and build roads and bridges. State officials have listed more than 600 planned projects statewide that will be done in the next few years. They also predicted the program will create tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs and was the only means the state had for doing that quickly.