The Tar Heel State's
legislature could create a state Turnpike Authority that would have powers
to build toll roads and collect fees from drivers who use them. HB644 passed
the house Oct. 4, after being amended, rejected and reconsidered. Now, it's
on to the Senate, where it has been referred to the Committee on Finance.
For bill status information, call the North Carolina General Assembly at (919)
733-7779. The legislative session has no set ending date.