Highway Fund Diversions: Not Too Bad in North Carolina

In a recent post at Cato.org, Chris Edwards discusses a U.S. Department of Transportation report detailing the “Disposition Of State Highway-User Revenues.” Edwards provides a table showing the rate of diversion in all 50 states. According to the table, 12% of North Carolina highway funds get diverted to other uses, which isn’t too bad. While some states do better (the rate in West Virginia, Missouri, and Alaska is 0%), most do worse, and in some states the rate of diversion defies belief. It’s over 60% in Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Connecticut. Here’s the table:

Jon Guze / Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twent...