- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon lawmaker is proposing a new transportation package to improve roads, with money from raising gas taxes.

Rep. John Davis, a Republican from Wilsonville, unveiled his proposal on Friday.

KATU-TV reports (https://is.gd/mtsQGl ) Davis’ proposal would add a 4 cent gas tax increase across Oregon, except for Portland where gas taxes would go up 6 cents.

The gas tax increases would raise $133 million.

Interstates 5, 205, and 405, along with highways 26 and 217, and bridges across the state would see some of that money for repairs.

Davis says the proposal would also reduce congestion, create jobs and build the economy.

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Information from: KATU-TV, https://www.katu.com/


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