Ala. Senate Democrats propose $1 billion for roads

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate's Democratic Caucus wants to take $1 billion from a state savings account and use it to build roads.

The Senate Democratic Caucus unveiled a legislative agenda Tuesday that includes a proposed constitutional amendment for road construction.

The sponsor, Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe, said the proposal would remove $100 million each year for 10 years from the Alabama Trust Fund.

The money for road work would not be repaid. Barron said the highway spending would stimulate economic growth.

The Senate Democratic Caucus is also proposing more protection for homeowners.

One bill would license loan originators and another would require mortgage companies to give homeowners more notice before foreclosing on a loan.

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