Ray LaHood http://news.stlpublicradio.org en LaHood: Inaction On Highway Trust Fund Could Be Disastrous http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lahood-inaction-highway-trust-fund-could-be-disastrous <p class="p1"><em>Originally published on Tuesday, updated on Wednesday, July 2 with "St. Louis on the Air" interview</em></p><p class="p1">Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is sounding the alarm bells about the federal government’s dwindling Highway Trust Fund.</p><p>LaHood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — a former Republican member of Congress from Illinois — wants Congress to raise the federal gas tax to prevent the fund from going belly up.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:54:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37689 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org LaHood: Inaction On Highway Trust Fund Could Be Disastrous Former Ill. Congressman LaHood To Leave White House Post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-ill-congressman-lahood-leave-white-house-post <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Transportation Secretary Ray </span>LaHood<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the only Republican still left in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, says he plans to leave the Obama administration.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former congressman from Illinois says in an interview with The Associated Press that he intends to remain at the department until his successor is confirmed.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:11:34 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 8775 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Ill. Congressman LaHood To Leave White House Post Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-december-21-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis County goes on holiday recess with approved budget</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyCouncil">The St. Louis County Council </a>has approved a 2012 budget after a contentious season of fiscal wrangling with County Executive Charlie Dooley. Early this fall Dooley&#39;s county budget estimates convinced him to propose drastic cuts. Dooley drew sharp criticism for his proposal to shut down 23 county parks and lay off almost 200 county employees.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:35:39 +0000 Julie Bierach, Joseph Leahy & The Associated Press 2718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 LaHood says he'll leave at end of Obama's term http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lahood-says-hell-leave-end-obamas-term <p>A spokeswoman for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the former Illinois Republican congressman will leave the Obama administration at the end of the president&#39;s current term.</p><p>The spokeswoman, Jill Zuckman, said LaHood was asked about his intentions at a media luncheon Thursday. She said he gave no reason for his decision and hadn&#39;t discussed his intentions with President Barack Obama.</p><p>LaHood was congressman for 14 years until retiring in 2008, and a top aide to former House Minority Leader Bob Michel before that.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:58:10 +0000 The Associated Press 2245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org LaHood says he'll leave at end of Obama's term