State Democrats want to see more focus on road building

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - One place some Democratic senators want to see a lot of money spent is in road building.
Fyffe Senator Lowell Barron and his colleagues in the Senate Democratic caucus say it will be a priority in the legislative session. Barron's plan is a constitutional amendment that would spend $100-million per year for ten years on roads and bridges.

He says the idea is to make highways safer and create jobs in the process. "We can create jobs, improve our roads and bridges and our infrastructure. What an investment. What a bargain without raising people taxes," said Barron

Senator Barron tried to pass the same proposal in the spring. It failed by two votes.