Idaho Gov. Little vetoes roads funding bill due to coronavirus concerns

Idaho Governor Brad Little has vetoed a transportation funding bill citing his concern it takes money that might be needed elsewhere at a time of economic uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Little on Tuesday vetoed the measure that would have shifted about $18 million in sales tax money to roads from the state’s general fund. In his veto message, Little said transportation infrastructure remains a vital commitment, and he encouraged lawmakers to pursue a comprehensive package when the state faces a more positive economic outlook.

The Republican-led Legislature adjourned for the year last week and is powerless to override any vetoes. (AP)