- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire House is set to begin voting on legislation with a bill regarding transportation funding on tap.

House committees have been holding hearings on legislation for several weeks and fifteen of those bills are now up for votes. The Senate held its first day of voting on legislation last week.

The transportation bill aims to keep highway fund money from going toward things other than the Department of Transportation. State law allows some of the money to go toward the Department of Safety, which handles policing of the roads and says a small portion can go to other agencies. A shortfall in the state’s highway fund has been a political issue in recent years and prompted lawmakers to raise the state’s gas tax last year.

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