Oklahoma City_Two bills authored by a Lawton lawmaker that would increase road funding in the coming year are sailing through the Capitol.
Current law calls for an annual increase of $37.5 million in road funding.
Representative T. W. Shannon's bill would hike that amount to $56.7 million.
"That's about $15 million per year that will essentially fix and remove Oklahoma off the most deficient roads and bridges list," Rep. Shannon said.
Another bill by Shannon would direct 16% of vehicle licensing fees and penalties to the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Fund, and increases that amount to 20 % by 2013.