Contractors voice reservations about transportation plan

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Contractors are expressing reservations about a proposed $10 billion state transportation plan, urging lawmakers to lock up funds so they're not siphoned to other parts of the budget.

While they were generally supportive of the plan, they don't want lawmakers to repeat the last decade, when more than $2 billion was moved out of transportation to help balance the budget following deep cuts in income taxes.

The new transportation bill does not raise any new revenue and counts on stemming the flow of highway dollars into other parts of the state budget.

The governor's budget calls for . . .

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