N&O: Democrats, Republicans oppose I-95 toll project
The News & Observer reports on the bi-partisan effort to prevent tolling on I-95:
Congressional representatives from North Carolina have opposed the proposal with their own legislation in Washington. A bill by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers to block federal approval of the I-95 toll plan has bipartisan backing, with cosponsors including Democratic Reps. Mike McIntyre, G.K. Butterfield and Larry Kissell, and Republican Reps. Walter B. Jones Jr., Howard Coble and Patrick McHenry.
State legislators from both parties also have signed onto the proposals to delay DOT now with more studies, and to give legislators authority to kill the project later. The bill would appropriate $300,000 for the economic and traffic studies.