Lawmakers Disagree on Bills To Fund NH Roads and Bridges
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Everyone agrees more money is needed for the state’s highway system, but they also disagree about the fairest method.
Lawmakers on Tuesday heard two proposals — one targeting large trucks and tractor-trailers and the other fuel-efficient and electric vehicles — to increase money for the Highway Trust Fund.
The fund largely pays for state roads and bridges and a portion of local highway infrastructure, but revenue has been declining for some time with the advent of greater fuel efficiency and hybrid, electric and other alternative fuel vehicles.