Republican lawmakers in Idaho said there’s still a long road ahead to agreeing on a plan to fix roads and bridges.
But they said a trial balloon sent up this week has succeeded in starting the conversation among normally tax-averse politicians.
On Monday, the House Transportation and Defense transportation committee introduced a proposal to raise the gas tax by 8 cents per gallon and diesel by 12 cents per gallon. Thereafter, those taxes would automatically rise by a penny a year.
Committee chair Joe Palmer sponsored the package.