NC transportation official says stimulus package will only help the state break even
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North Carolina's top transportation official said the proposed federal stimulus package could provide $900 million for the state's transportation projects. But that money may only help the state break even. Transportation Secretary, Gene Conti, said dwindling state gas and auto-sales tax receipts are expected to cut transportation revenue by 300 million annually for the next three years.    

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Might help them by tiding them over until the pro-DOT lobby in Raleigh buys off a few more votes and begin another "highway project-to-get-rich" scheme here in NC. States with comparable road systems (per cap) spend a 3rd less money and have better roads and then are sending more money to the schools. Why does NC have to be the butt of all the jokes and the slowest government body to catch on that they are way behind and in the spotlight in the news. When a state robs money from school lottery funds to help roads we have a problem. Without schools we would not have drivers and therefore the robbers are the administrators of that money.