In a bid to expedite a short-term extension of highway programs, the Senate Finance Committee yesterday approved compromise legislation that authorizes enough funding to cover needs through May 2015. The compromise represents a sharp departure from Chairman Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) original plan, which would have continued funding only through Dec. 31, 2014. That deadline would have forced Congress to address the highway trust fund again this year. Many pundits expect Republicans to take ...

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