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League of Municipalities Applauds Senate Effort to Protect Transportation Infrastructure

February 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2015
Contact: Scott Mooneyham
(919) 715-9768
smooneyham@nclm.org                                                          
 
Senate Proposal Will Bring Stability to Transportation Funding
League of Municipalities Applauds Effort to Protect Transportation Infrastructure 
 
(RALEIGH)  -- The North Carolina League of Municipalities and its 540 member cities and towns have been ardent advocates of crucial investment in transportation infrastructure that keeps the state’s economy strong. The Senate proposal released today, SB 20 IRC Update/Motor Fuels Tax Changes, is a critical step to protect transportation funding even as state leaders continue to explore long-term solutions for infrastructure needs.

NCLM President and Burlington Mayor Ronnie Wall issued the following statement in support of the Senate legislation:
 
“We applaud this proposal from the Senate and its leaders. These measures, working in concert, will provide much needed stability to transportation revenue in the state while delivering a boost for consumers and the North Carolina economy. Strong transportation networks are essential to a strong economy. Cities and towns maintain the majority of road miles within their borders, over 22,000 miles in all, at a cost of over $600 million per year. Municipalities rely on state Powell Bill funds to support roughly a quarter of this spending.”
 

About the League

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities.
For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.

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Posted on February 10, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham