Road funding plans fuel debate between McCrory, legislators

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory and Republicans legislative leaders are at odds over funding for North Carolina’s roads, and their competing proposals are leading to more debate.

Senate Transportation Committee leaders took the most recent jab Wednesday, holding a news conference to denounce McCrory’s plan to place a $1.37 billion bond on the November ballot to fund transportation projects.

Senate leaders want to end transfers from the Highway Fund and spend an additional $130 million annually for road projects. As part of budget negotiations, they have been pitching the plan to House leaders, who also have been cool to the governor’s proposal.

With a budget yet to be passed and the Legislature trying to get to adjournment during the summer, few expect McCrory’s bond will appear on the ballot this fall.

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