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Democrats, Republicans gubernatorial hopefuls differ on highway plan
By Candidates for Ala gov spar over highway construction bill
Montgomery, AL – - 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 Congressman Artur
On the Republican side of the ballot, state Representative
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.