Dakota Midday: State Senator Mike Vehle Reacts to Governor's Road Funding Proposals

Jan 14, 2015

State Senator Mike Vehle (R) Mitchell

In Tuesday's State of the State address, Governor Daugaard proposed raising taxes and fees by about $50 million dollars to fund road and bridge projects. A legislative proposal would raise twice that.

Republican Mike Vehle is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and was chairman of the legislature’s interim Highway Needs and Financing Committee. That committee’s funding proposal, Senate Bill 1, would raise more than $100 million to pay for transportation infrastructure.

Vehle joined Dakota Midday and discussed both his and Governor Daugaard's funding proposals for roads and bridges.