Lawmakers work toward restoring money to KDOT


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 . . .


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