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Transportation Bank Proposal Would Fund Va. Road Projects

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is using money left over from last year's budget to create a transportation bank to help finance stalled local road projects. He initially announced plans to do so in September. Friday, he asked state legislators to draw the first $150 million in funding from unspent balances and budget savings.

The so-called infrastructure bank was created as a way to take money from McDonnell's proposed sale of the state's liquor monopoly and use the proceeds to offer low-interest loans to localities for highway projects.

The bank is part of a $4 billion transportation plan that McDonnell outlined last week.

The governor wants to borrow about $3 billion of that total.

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Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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