This report from Rep. Norman Sanderson NC House District 3:
The NC Legislature goes back into session this coming Monday to focus on some important legislation. Though the legislature does not VOTE on a gas tax increase (it happens automatically twice per year), we do have the authority to determine if the gas tax can be capped. At this time, there is no pot of money or any funding in reserve for road projects. This is a challenging scenario because without an increase, road projects throughout the state will be significantly delayed and hundreds of miles of road repavement projects in each county as well as bridge revamping will not occur. We will work to rebuild the reserves in the Highway Trust Fund in the future.
Secondly, we will consider an override of the Voter ID veto as well as look at legislation to reduce the early voting period by five days (saving each county approximately $20,000).
Discussion will also occur on hurricane disaster relief efforts.
If you have any feedback on these or other legislative issues, please do not hesitate to contact me at (252) 671-9610 or send an email to: Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.net.
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