The N&O today had this short article informing readers that the state's gas tax will remain at the maximum 29.9 cents per gallon for the first six months of 2009. Fair enough.
This line, however, doesn't quite paint the complete picture:
Perhaps they were trying to conserve space, but this statement is simply not accurate. As I documented here in August, the gas tax funds plenty of things other than "highway projects," including:
Activities – Highway Fund
Reserve for Air Cargo
Reserve for Visitor
Transportation Services for trade