Raleigh Voters Bullish On Increased Infrastructure Spending

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Voters in Raleigh yesterday overwhelmingly supported a $40 million bond referendum to finance various transportation improvements in the City of Oaks, including road repaving, upgraded bus stops, renovations to Moore Square and a new Amtrack station.  The package withstood opposition from Americans for Prosperity, which cited a long-term debt concern as a reason to stymie the new spending.  It appears that over 67% of those who went to the polls yesterday thought immediate infrastructure investment was a higher priority than fiscal austerity.  Coverage from today’s News & Observer can be found here.

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