Lawmakers Couldn’t Agree on Road Funding
The state Senate canceled a vote on the road funding plan the House passed last week. Lawmakers couldn't agree on key parts of the plan. They spent nearly six hours negotiating on Tuesday, but weren't able to get enough support for the House plan.
It would take $600 million from the general fund and raise $600 million from higher gas taxes and registration fees.
Under that plan vehicle registration fees would increase by 40 percent across the board. Some Senate republicans are saying that's too much of an increase and for them it's a deal breaker.
On the other side Senate democrats are not happy with the House plan. They claim it would take too long to raise the funds and by then it wouldn't be enough to fix the roads. They're calling for leadership to make a plan to end the back and forth.