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Highway Fund

The Highway Fund is used to account for revenue derived from excise taxes and license and other fees relating to the registration, operation, and use of vehicles on public highways and from fuel used for the propulsion of these vehicles, with fuel taxes representing roughly two-thirds of Highway Fund revenue. Pursuant to the Consititution of Maine, Article IX, Section 19, this revenue must be used for highway related activites. This revenue is expended primarily within the Departments of Transportation, Public Safety and the Secretary of State (Bureau of Motor Vehicles).