BATON ROUGE — A package of bills aimed at steering more money to road repairs and bridge work across Louisiana edged nearer Monday to final legislative passage.

The proposals by Sen. Robert Adley, the Senate transportation committee chairman, are an effort to chip away at the state’s $12 billion backlog of transportation needs while coming up with an additional $70 million a year to maintain existing roads.

The constitutional amendments would change the rules of the state’s “rainy day” fund to help provide more financing for roadwork.

They would steer dollars that currently would go into the rainy day fund instead to transportation


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