By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
HONOLULU (AP) - A new study says Hawaii has the worst-performing highways in the nation.
The report by the Reason Foundation says Hawaii also has the least cost-effective highway system.
The libertarian think tank also ranked Hawaii among the worst for congestion, deficient bridges and pavement conditions.
The group says Hawaii spent $90,000 on administrative costs for every mile of state road. They say those high costs could be siphoning money away from road repairs.
By contrast, Texas spent less than $4,000 and Kentucky spent less than $1,000 per mile on office costs.
Republican state Sen. Sam Slom says Hawaii's residents are overtaxed. He says there's a lack of oversight for how the money's doled out and the results of the spending.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie declined to comment through a spokesman.