The bill’s main sponsor, Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, described the proposal as “a very unique opportunity for all of us to do some good for a while,” noting that the state’s traditional revenues used for roads, specifically from fuel and severance taxes, have diminished significantly in recent years.
“What I’m proposing is something that’s practical, can be done and, in our modern world, is fairly simple,” Case said. “First off, toll roads aren’t like they used to be. There are no toll booths. It’s all electronic. That makes it a lot easier.”