Ward: Election year may bring Ala. road commission

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state representative says this election year might finally bring success for his legislation to end the governor's control over which highway projects get built and which get postponed.

Republican state Rep. Cam Ward of Alabaster has persuaded the House to pass a bill for seven years that would transfer control of
the state Department of Transportation from the governor to an
appointed commission.

His bill has always died in the Senate.

But Ward says this year may be different because Gov. Bob Riley is not seeking re-election and the commission would apply to a new

Ward's bill is pending in a Senate committee.

Democratic Sen. Larry Means of Attalla says he hopes to kill the bill like he has in past years.

He says the system is working with the governor in control.

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

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  • by Joey Location: dothan on Feb 21, 2010 at 06:09 PM
    Yes, kill the bill. We dont need more red tape to get things done. We need less red tape.
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