Dems blast Killian for rejecting high-speed rail funds, jobs (video)

By: - April 5, 2011 4:51 pm

The House Transportation Committee will resume its debate of House Bill 422 next week. During Tuesday hearing, Rep. Ric Killian explained his objections to accepting federal money and obligating North Carolina to maintain a high-speed passenger rail line in the future.

After Killian finished his remarks, the NC DOT Secretary, three mayors, and two of Killian’s own colleagues questioned the wisdom of turning down $500 million from the federal government that would create hundreds of new jobs.

Click below to hear the full exchange:

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Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.