North Carolina OKs borrowing $2 billion for infrastructure

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Voters have overwhelmingly approved a $2 billion bond package North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has been speaking for across the state.

The bond package won about two-thirds of the vote.

About two-thirds of the borrowed money will go toward new buildings, repairs and renovations at all University of North Carolina system and community college campuses. The rest will go for local government water and sewer projects and construction money for parks, the North Carolina Zoo, the National Guard and the Department of Agriculture.

McCrory, who won his primary too on Tuesday, was joined by former Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and other Democrats in pushing for the bond. The governor says it shows a bipartisan effort aimed at helping the state’s future can succeed.

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