There’s a move underway at the Kansas Capitol to restore money to the highway department that was diverted from transportation to schools several years ago.
A key legislative budget subcommittee overseeing transportation recommended returning $107 million to the highway department so it could complete road projects that were delayed in 2016.
The highway department put 24 projects totaling more than $500 million on hold two years ago as the state sought to fill a budget hole in the aftermath of sweeping income tax cuts. Since 2011, the state has diverted $2.4 billion from the state highway department to . . .