Department of Transportation is pressing state lawmakers to authorize
diverting funds for highway projects.
redirect $14 million a year in existing federal mineral royalties
and severance tax revenue to a new multilane highway fund.
the bill would merely reverse the effects of de-earmarking legislation
that took effect in 2001, but only to the extent the legislation
affected the agency, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.
simply giving the money to the department, HB22 would put the
money into a fund specifically for the highway-widening project.