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Analysis: House Budget Lifts Cap On State Match For Light Rail Funding

JLF's Julie Tisdale looks at the misguided policy and budgetary decision.

After previously capping the amount of state funds that can be allocated to regional light rail projects, the House budget lifts the cap entirely. Writes JLF’s Julie Tisdale:

Last year, the General Assembly capped the percentage of state funding for light rail projects.  According to that provision, state funding couldn’t exceed 10 percent of the total cost of any light rail project.  The rest had to come from other sources, such as local government budgets.  That was an increase over the previous year’s budget that had placed a cap of $500,000.  This year, the House’s proposed budget would lift that cap entirely.  And that has me concerned.

Continue reading Julie’s analysis here.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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