A bipartisan proposal in the Kentucky legislature would raise the state gasoline tax by 10 cents per gallon and impose annual fees on hybrid and electric vehicles in an attempt to jump start the state’s stagnant road fund. Kentucky has a backlog of more that one billion dollars worth of road paving projects plus atleast one thousand bridges that need to be repaired or replaced. But, the road fund the state uses to pay for those projects has not increased since 2014. House Bill 609 would add an extra 391 million dollars a year to the state’s road fund. The bill is the result of a study committee formed last summer by former House Speaker Jeff Hoover.