Lawmakers study trucking fees, then opt for no change

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Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE - After months of hearings and reports, an interim committee of the Idaho Legislature charged with re-examining truck registration fees in Idaho - in the wake of a 2010 state report that showed truckers are underpaying for their impact on Idaho roads, while motorists are overpaying - wrapped up its business Thursday, deciding not to recommend any changes. “Somebody’s going to be concerned on either side,” said House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, who co-chaired the interim panel. “For us to level the playing field between apples and oranges is impossible.” Idaho Gov. Butch Otter convened a task force that reported in 2011 that the state needed to spend $262 million...

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