Story originally submitted by Pima County:
With strong road networks tied to economic vitality and quality of life, Pima County Supervisors have put at the top of their legislative agenda a fix to a critical shortfall in road funding.
Road improvements rely heavily on an 18-cent-per-gallon state fuel tax that has not been raised since 1990 and is not indexed for inflation.
One piece of the solution includes asking legislators to stop taking gas tax revenues that would otherwise be distributed to counties to build and maintain roads to supplement the state general fund. Over the past two decades, and with increasing frequency in recent years, the