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Road projects' passage must come quickly

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That vote hit a roadblock two weeks ago. Rep. Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro, said it boiled down to legislators feeling like there were not enough projects that benefited their areas in the $300 million package.

We can easily believe that politics caused the logjam.

There is no appropriate time for too much political gamesmanship, but if any time was possibly the worst for it, this is it.

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