Ala. voters reject $1B road amendment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama voters have rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to spend $1 billion over a decade to pay for road construction projects across the state.

About 57 percent voted against Amendment Three in Tuesday's election. The other three constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were also failing by smaller margins.

Amendment Three would have authorized authorizes taking $100 million per year for 10 years from a state savings account and using the money to build roads and bridges in every county.

The legislative sponsor of Amendment Three, Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffee, was trailing in his re-election bid Tuesday night.

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