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States Eye Federal Cash, Go Slow on Road Taxes

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years.

Those efforts have slowed this year, even as lawmakers acknowledge a widening gap between needed work and the money to pay for it. One reason: The federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some states are “waiting to see what direction the federal government is going to be taking,” said Carolyn Kramer, an advocacy director with the American Road &

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Missouri, other states see potential federal windfall, go slow on road taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years.

Those efforts have slowed this year, even as lawmakers acknowledge a widening gap between needed work and the money to pay for it. One reason: the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some states are “waiting to see what direction the federal government is going to be taking,” said Carolyn Kramer, an advocacy director with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

State lawmakers across the country have proposed fewer

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Road bike tech that failed | Top 5 dead ends

Being an early adopter in cycling means you get to be first to ride exciting new tech. There is a downside though in that sometimes new concepts just don’t catch on, and they get abandoned by the wayside.

Road bike tech has undergone seismic changes in recent years, with disc brakes, electronic shifting and other new tech disrupting the status quo and taking over at the top end.

These advances have brought great benefits to riders, but spawned numerous orphaned, obsolete or simply downright inelegant products. Here are our top five road tech dead ends.

1. Hydraulic rim brakes

Hydraulic

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States see potential federal windfall, go slow on road taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years.

Those efforts have slowed this year, even as lawmakers acknowledge a widening gap between needed work and the money to pay for it. One reason: the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some states are “waiting to see what direction the federal government is going to be taking,” said Carolyn Kramer, an advocacy director with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

State lawmakers across the country have proposed fewer than

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Models You Will Not See on The Road In 2021

Automakers are trimming off the good, the bad, and the run-of-the-mill vehicles from their listings so they can introduce newer car models this year. In the same way that expiration and death are inevitable in the human world, sales, technology, and government standards turn the market from car models that do not generate any profits.

In essence, that is not to say that discontinued cars are bad. On the contrary, you will hear praises from most car owners whose practical, rugged, and useful vehicles could tow convicts as well as foodstuffs without a protest or a high maintenance bill. Regardless

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