MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Democratic candidates for
governor are supportive and the Republican candidates mostly
opposed to a proposal that would start a record $1 billion highway
building program when the new governor takes office.
The plan by Democratic legislators would take $100 million per
year for 10 years from a state savings account.
The plan is backed by both Democratic candidates for governor:
state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks and U.S. Rep. Artur
On the Republican side of the ballot, state Rep. Robert Bentley
and former two-year college Chancellor Bradley Byrne like it.
Greenville businessman Tim James, former Chief Justice Roy Moore,
former state agency director Bill Johnson, and State Treasurer Kay
Ivey are either opposed or urging caution.