Ala. Voters Decide $1 Billion Road Building Plan

Voters will also decide whether to pull $1 billion from a state savings account and spend it on roads and bridges in every county in the state.

Amendment Three on the ballot would launch the largest road building program in state history.

It would take $100 million a year from a state savings account for 10 years.

The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffee, says it would improve roads and provide jobs without raising taxes.

Critics say the $1 billion constitutional amendment would drain money from a savings account that supports the state General Fund budget and will reduce the account's interest earnings that help pay for state troopers, prisons and other state programs.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Joey Location: dothan on Sep 19, 2010 at 06:41 PM
    Well it looks like the state did a good job of saving some money somewhere. Now before we let them spend it lets put new people in office who arent career politicians. Put some people in office who actually run a business and care about our state and our communities, not about being elected for another term. With working people in office instead of career politicians we just might be able to bring the power back to the people and take it away from the political parties.
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