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Former Transportation Secretary Backs Federal Gas Tax Hike

Longtime Peoria Congressman and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is weighing in on the funding picture for the state and nation's growing backlog of road and bridge repairs. Today, LaHood announced his support for an increase in the state gas tax. LaHood calls an infrastructure bill a “jobs bill and an economic development bill.” LaHood also called for a federal gas tax boost in a visit with Bloomberg....



LaHood says the winter has left a devastating impact across much of Continental U.S....



LaHood also called Illinois one big pothole in his conversation about the push to boost the state gas tax. 

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