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Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding
Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding

Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season. Lawmakers have until Aug. 1 to broker an agreement on the dwindling federal highway trust fund — which paid for $37.4 billion in road projects last year — or risk delaying payments to states. The fund is expected to run out of money at the end of August. Analysts say Maryland is better positioned than other states to weather the latest round of funding battles, in part because of a recent increase in the state's gas tax. But...

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