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Wednesday June 29th

Ashley Clark


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Bill to Allow N.C. Toll Roads

Members of the N.C. General Assembly recently proposed several bills that would allow for the construction of toll roads in North Carolina.North Carolina is one of only 12 states without public or private toll roads. Revenue generated from the tolls would be used to relieve congestion caused by highway construction and repair.On Wednesday, the Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill that would give the state's Bridge Authority the power to install toll booths along Interstate-95. The bill now will head to the Senate Finance Committee.Rep.

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UNC-System Hometowns Join Forces

In a recent preliminary meeting, officials from towns containing UNC-system schools met in Raleigh to address various town-gown issues -- including public transportation and housing shortages.Talk at the meeting emphasized common grievances related to the impact of university students on the towns and included finding solutions to unify town leaders.Public transportation, zoning, housing shortages, student safety and state reimbursement for fire protection are problems the committee plans to tackle in subsequent forums.

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N.C. Stalls Deregulation \Due to Calif. Power Woes

In light of California blackouts, N.C. legislators have decided to hold off electrical deregulation this year but still plan to start deregulating at least half the state's power industry by 2005.The deadline was set during the last legislative session but can be changed according to the findings of the Future of Electric Services Committee.Deregulation proponents hope that competition will force power companies to cut costs to provide better, faster and cheaper electricity. Sen.

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