Governing » The idea of charging drivers for the miles they drive instead of the gas they burn is not new. But states are still sorting out how it might work. After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.
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.