It has gone to shore up other areas of state spending. In turn, the state is delaying nearly two dozen projects to repair or expand highways at the moment.
Calls to stop using highway funding for other purposes are mounting, and now, Kansas’s new governor has joined in.
“We must end the highway funding sweeps and build an effective plan that promotes economic development and strengthens our transportation network,” Gov. Jeff Colyer said in his first major speech to lawmakers last week. READ MORE