"I'm not sure a bond issue of that magnitude at this time is something we want to get into, but I'll reserve judgment until I see the final report," he told the Charleston Gazette earlier this month.
Commission Chairman Jason Pizatella, who also is the governor's deputy chief of staff, said Tomblin isn't opposed to funding construction with bonds, he just wants to review the commission's final recommendations before making a decision.
Tomblin spokeswoman Amy Shuler Goodwin said, "everything is always considered."
Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates recently said there's little support among their members for the commission's proposals, which also include more than $70 million in increases to DMV fees.
And while House Minority Leader Tim Armstead and Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall agreed the state needs more money to fix its aging infrastructure, they said the public is unlikely to accept new fees or increased tolls.
Senate President Jeff Kessler criticized Republicans for suggesting the state could generate road funding simply by cutting other areas of the state budget and tinkering with employee wages.
"You can't save enough money," he said. "You can't cut enough to get enough revenue generated to fix the amount of roads we have in disrepair."
Road funding will come from one of two places, Kessler said: taxes or tolls.
He said he wants to wait to see the commission's final report before casting judgment. But Kessler said he would prefer a funding mechanism that would affect all West Virginia residents like increases to registration fees, rather than increasing tolls, which would only affect residents in one area of the state.
Miley and Kessler agreed passing any road funding bill could be challenging next year, because many members of the Legislature are up for election.