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Funding West Virginia Highways

The Division of Highways is asking the Legislature to approve its budget that includes raising taxes and fees.

The Director of the DOH says $55-million could be raised by renewing the gas tax that expires in August.

Another $20-million would be raised by upping the license plate fee from $30 to $40, and doubling your driver's license fee from $12.50 to $25.

The director also asked funds being diverted from the road fund to help other agencies be eliminated.

The DOH is in need of $350-million for construction and maintenance work.

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