24 Jun Airo Security Report: Transportation spending, governing changes heading to Coope
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly gave its final approval on Wednesday to a North Carolina transportation funding and governing overhaul following a recent stinging audit and COVID-19-related revenue declines at the Department of Transportation.
The House agreed 99-17 to the Senate version of the bill, which also would let legislative leaders pick six members of the Board of Transportation. Currently all 19 voting members of the board are chosen by Gov. Roy Cooper. But Republican lawmakers say more people with different perspectives are needed on a panel that had become more ceremonial in recent years.