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Colyer calls to stop diverting Kansas highway funds


February 11, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new governor has joined increased calls to stop using state highway funding for other purposes.

The state has spent more than $3.3 billion meant for highways on other areas of spending over the past 20 years. As a result, the state is currently delaying nearly two dozen projects to repair or expand highways, the Wichita Eagle reported .

"We must end the highway funding sweeps and build an effective plan that promotes economic development and strengthens our transportation network," Gov. Jeff Colyer told lawmakers last week.

Colyer didn't offer a concrete propo...

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