Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.
It’s time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it’s needed, it won’t be easy to accomplish.
Sen. Kraus says he’s not likely to support a gas tax hike, and said his biggest concern is how the state is spending over $400 million a year paying back bonds.
Up to 7 inches of snow possible by Sunday evening
Dropping temperatures are a concern.
The return of snow in the forecast means the return of brine and salt to the roadways, and that should mean the return of motorists to car washes.
Many area roads are snow and/or ice covered.
It’s not the amount of snow rolling in today that has the Missouri Department of Transportation worried – it’s the timing.
Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast.
Illinois’ roads aren’t paved with gold, but compared to roads in other states, they’re pretty good.