WASHINGTON — A new study released this week by the Government Accountability Office shows that nearly all states have gotten back at least as much money as they contributed to the federal highway trust fund — a revelation that contradicts some lawmakers’ claims that certain states are subsidizing others’ highway and bridge costs under the current system.

More funding was authorized and portioned out to states than was collected from them during fiscal 2005 through 2008, the latest year for which data are available, the GAO said.

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