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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

House carries over $1 billion roads bill

After more than five hours of debate, the Alabama House of Representatives carried over a bill on Tuesday that would let people decide if they want to spend $1 billion from a state savings account over 10 years to build roads and bridges.
They decided to sit the bill aside to work on other legislation that originated in the House of Representatives and needs to be passed and moved to the Senate in the waning days of the session. Lawmakers have three work days, including Wednesday, remaining in the session.
House members said they will bring up the roads bill again. The Senate has already passed the legislation, which would take $100 million a year from the state's oil and gas trust fund.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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