A task force appointed by Gov. ­Kathleen Sebelius in 2008 to develop a new transportation funding strategy for Kansas has recommended loosening the rules for issuing highway bonds.

The Transportation-Leveraging Investments in Kansas Task Force, known as T-LINK, said the Kansas Department of Transportation should be allowed to manage its schedule of debt issues, rather than requiring legislative approval for debt sales. Bonding authority would be capped at 18% of adjusted total agency revenue.

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