Tarte proposes $620 million for toll cancellation, fails House vote


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North Carolina Senator Jeff Tarte would like to see as much as $620 million set aside to pay for penalties and fees associated with canceling the I-77 toll contract.

WSIC previously reported on a measure passed in the House to set aside no more than $300 million for the same purpose. Tarte introduced an amendment to that bill when it made it to the Senate, but it failed to pass when returned to the House for its approval.

Senator Tarte explained his amendment in a Facebook post Thursday night saying it would protect other transportation projects.

The bill is now with a House committee and Governor Roy Cooper could have the final say on whether or not to cancel the contract.

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