By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate is spending a third
day debating legislation that would create a $1 billion highway
construction program.

Democratic proponents of the bill took the Senate microphone
Tuesday to talk at length about the bill. Republican opponents
talked about it for two days last week.

The bill would take $100 million per year for 10 years from a
state savings account called the Alabama Trust Fund. Democratic
Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe said that would fund the construction
of roads in every county.

Road builders parked bulldozers and other heavy equipment in
front of the Statehouse on Tuesday to show their support.

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

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