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How The State Paid Millions For Low Quality Road Work

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Audrey Dutton
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Idaho Capital Sun
Asphalt cracks on the road in front of Idaho Transportation Department headquarters on State Street in Boise.

Last week, Gov. Brad Little signed a bill that would funnel $80 million a year of Idaho sales taxes into roads.

A few days later, the Idaho Capital Sun published an investigation that says the state may have overpaid road builders $4.3 million in just one year.

Idaho Matters talks with Idaho Capital Sun senior reporter Audrey Dutton to understand more about what's going on.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.