NE Diverts Sales Taxes to Build Roads

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed the roads funding bill into law Tuesday but at the same time said he was concerned about whether the state could afford it.

Heineman acknowledged that the state needs more funding for roads but said he still does not like the delayed implementation of the bill (LB84). Collection of the quarter of 1 cent from the existing 5-cent sales tax for roads projects would begin in 2013.

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