Today the Idaho Senate defeated the transportation funding bill strongly supported by AIC, Senate Bill 1188 as amended, by a vote of 15-20-0.
We greatly appreciate the hard work by the bill’s sponsor, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Bert Brackett of Three Creek, who has worked extremely hard to try to secure new revenue for local roads.
The votes on Senate Bill 1188 are listed below.
Voting yes: Sens. Agenbroad, Anthon, Brackett, Davis, Hagedorn, Heider, Johnson, Lakey, Lee, Lodge, Martin, Patrick, Rice, Ward-Engelking, and Winder.
Voting no: Sens. Bair, Bayer, Buckner-Webb, Burgoyne, Crabtree, Den Hartog, Foreman, Guthrie, Harris, Hill, Jordan, Keough, Mortimer, Nonini, Nye, Siddoway, Souza, Stennett, Thayn, and Vick.
The emergency appropriation bill for repair of roads and bridges damaged by spring flooding, Senate Bill 1141, passed the Senate by a unanimous vote and is still awaiting floor consideration in the House.
We now need city officials to weigh in with their local members of the House of Representatives and respectfully ask for their support of Senate Bill 1141.
Senate Bill 1141 would provide $52 million in grant funding for state and local road and bridge projects in counties that are under a Governor’s disaster declaration. This bill is critical to help local highway jurisdictions that have suffered damage to roads and bridges because of the spring flooding.
We ask city officials to contact their local members of the Idaho House of Representatives and respectfully ask for their support of Senate Bill 1141.