Governor's proposal to borrow $3 billion for projects outlined i - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Governor's proposal to borrow $3 billion for projects outlined in House bill

A bill filed Thursday in the state House outlines spending billions on transportation and infrastructure projects, if voters approve two bonds later this year. A bill filed Thursday in the state House outlines spending billions on transportation and infrastructure projects, if voters approve two bonds later this year.
RALEIGH, NC (WECT/AP) - The State Port at Wilmington would receive $75 million for infrastructure improvements under a plan proposed by Governor Pat McCrory and outlined Thursday in a bill filed in the General Assembly.

The port project is one of several outlined for southeastern North Carolina in the proposal. Gov. McCrory is proposing the legislature authorize up to $3 billion in debt to pay for scores of road projects and government and campus building construction, should voters agree to borrow the amounts this fall. 

The bill filed by House budget-writers identified by one sponsor as the text of McCrory's budget proposal includes details of proposed bond packages the governor announced earlier this year.

The bill requests up to $1.5 billion in highway bonds and $1.5 billion in infrastructure bonds. The amounts are slightly higher than what McCrory has discussed. According to the bill, each grouping of debt would be subject to a statewide vote in either October or November.

The legislation filed Thursday itemizes projects McCrory's administration would like to complete using the debt.

The proposed bond plan would spend:

  • $75 million on infrastructure improvements at the State Port in Wilmington
  • $11.5 million on a new Visitor's Center at the USS North Carolina Battleship
  • $3.5 million for shoreline protection at the Brunswick Town Fort Anderson historic site
  • $250,000 on major renovations to the National Guard Armory in Wilmington

To read the text of the Governor's bond proposal, called the "Critical Highway and Infrastructure Needs Bond Act of 2015" click here: http://bit.ly/1GR2GHz  (**The explanation of the proposal begins on page 176 of the document, while list of projects that would be paid for by the transportation and infrastructure bonds begins on page 195**).

Copyright 2015 WECT. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed material to this report.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • WECT hosts forum featuring candidates for NC House District 20 seat

    WECT hosts forum featuring candidates for NC House District 20 seat

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:31:26 GMT
    Candidates John Bauer (left), Leslie Cohen (Center) and Gary Shipman are running in the democratic primary for the N.C. House of Representatives District 20 seat. (Sources: John Bauer, Leslie Cohen, Gary Shipman)Candidates John Bauer (left), Leslie Cohen (Center) and Gary Shipman are running in the democratic primary for the N.C. House of Representatives District 20 seat. (Sources: John Bauer, Leslie Cohen, Gary Shipman)

    With the May 8 primary elections drawing closer, WECT and the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear are bringing candidates together to share views on important issues. 

    More >>

    With the May 8 primary elections drawing closer, WECT and the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear are bringing candidates together to share views on important issues. 

    More >>
  • Rep. Rouzer says school shootings would happen even with ban on guns

    Rep. Rouzer says school shootings would happen even with ban on guns

    Thursday, March 29 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-03-29 18:03:47 GMT
    Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)
    Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7) talked about ways to keep schools safer from future shooting incidents. (Source: WECT)

    Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC7) said he welcomes the input of students across the country on how to keep schools safe but does not support tougher gun control measures to do it. “This is an issue that has a lot of complexities to it,” Rep. Rouzer said. “If you were to ban all guns tomorrow, I think you’d still have school shootings.".

    More >>

    Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC7) said he welcomes the input of students across the country on how to keep schools safe but does not support tougher gun control measures to do it. “This is an issue that has a lot of complexities to it,” Rep. Rouzer said. “If you were to ban all guns tomorrow, I think you’d still have school shootings.".

    More >>
  • Filing period ends, check the 2018 candidate lists

    Filing period ends, check the 2018 candidate lists

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-02-28 21:27:21 GMT
    Candidates in most 2018 elections have until Noon on Wednesday to file.Candidates in most 2018 elections have until Noon on Wednesday to file.

    A pair of incumbent District Attorneys and one incumbent Sheriff will be unopposed as they seek new terms in the 2018 elections. The filing deadline passed at Noon on Wednesday, bringing a flurry of new candidates into races for local and state elected offices.  Incumbent Sheriff Ed McMahon of New Hanover County. along with District Attorneys Ben David (5th Judicial District) and Jon David (13th Judicial District) did not receive any challengers during the filing period.

    More >>

    A pair of incumbent District Attorneys and one incumbent Sheriff will be unopposed as they seek new terms in the 2018 elections. The filing deadline passed at Noon on Wednesday, bringing a flurry of new candidates into races for local and state elected offices.  Incumbent Sheriff Ed McMahon of New Hanover County. along with District Attorneys Ben David (5th Judicial District) and Jon David (13th Judicial District) did not receive any challengers during the filing period.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly