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Thursday, July 07, 2011
Florida's Mica low-balls transportation funding
House Transportation Chairman John Mica wants to hold federal transportation spending to the declining sum pulled into the Highway Trust Fund every year -- $30 billion to $35 billion a year. That would require cutting 30 percent off current spending, despite widespread concerns about deteriorating transportation infrastructure. He'd even ax the puny sum spent making streets and roads safe for bicyclists and walkers. Here are some of today's reports on his proposal: