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As part of its efforts to get Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill, the U.S. Department of Transportation has released an “infrastructure snapshot” that paints a grim portrait of Kentucky’s roads and bridges.

Kentucky’s top transportation official said the state and federal governments are going to have to come up with new ways to pay for road and bridge repairs. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said taxing motorists on the miles per gallon they drive is not a sustainable funding source. Besides that, migration patterns are changing.

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Through a single piece of legislation, Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul is hoping to cut a corporate tax and get more revenue for transportation projects.