Senate Committee Passes Road Plan Changes that Affects ORBP Funding

The Kentucky Senate is proposing a change in funding for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Governor Steve Beshear’s road budget calls for $50 million in spending on new bridges and reconfigured highway interchanges in Louisville. Both the House and Beshear favor using a mix of bonds and federal highway maintenance funds to do so. Senate… Continue reading Senate Committee Passes Road Plan Changes that Affects ORBP Funding

House Passes Infrastructure, Road Plan Bills

The state House of Representatives has passed two-year and four-year financial plans for building Kentucky roads and bridges. The House passed three infrastructure bills this morning, 88-4. The bills are full of projects… from sidewalks to building interstate bridges across the Ohio River and widening other highways across the commonwealth. The plans have less opposition… Continue reading House Passes Infrastructure, Road Plan Bills

House Budget Committee Approves Road Plan

The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth. The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet’s operating budget today. The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear’s big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway. Bill sponsor Sannie… Continue reading House Budget Committee Approves Road Plan

KY Road Plan, Gas Tax Freeze Win Final Approval

Acting simultaneously, the Kentucky House and Senate have given final approval to a revised road plan and a state gasoline tax freeze. Just minutes after the Senate voted 30-7 to freeze the gas tax at current levels, the House voted 87-3 for final passage of the road plan. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the simultaneous… Continue reading KY Road Plan, Gas Tax Freeze Win Final Approval

KY Road Plan Ready For House Vote

The Kentucky House is preparing to end the week by voting on a revised state road plan developed by legislative leaders during several weeks of closed-door negotiations. The $1.2 billion road plan includes federal highway funds, stimulus package dollars and some state-issued bonds. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the plan also requires freezing the state… Continue reading KY Road Plan Ready For House Vote

KY Road Plan Vote Could Come Friday

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky lawmakers appear closer to action on a revised state road plan. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is hoping for a floor vote Friday. House and Senate leaders have been talking privately for several weeks with Governor Steve Beshear and state Transportation Cabinet officials about the road plan. Stumbo says… Continue reading KY Road Plan Vote Could Come Friday

Action Delayed On Kentucky Road Plan

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Revisions to Kentucky’s road plan continue in Frankfort, where legislative leaders are making an in-depth analysis of the proposal. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says, for now, the plan still freezes the state gas tax at 21.1 cents, instead of letting it drop by four cents on April 1. “Without… Continue reading Action Delayed On Kentucky Road Plan

New Kentucky Road Plan Could Be Approved This Week

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Senate President David Williams says lawmakers could pass a new state road plan by the end of the week. Kentucky’s road plan ran into legal problems because it was passed after midnight on the last night of the 2008 General Assembly. So House and Senate leaders, meeting behind… Continue reading New Kentucky Road Plan Could Be Approved This Week