The Alabama Senate last week approved a bill that would let voters decide on Nov. 2 if the state should take $1 billion from its biggest savings account over the next decade to pay for road, bridge, and rail projects.

SB 121, sponsored by Sen. Lowell Barron, D-Fyffe, passed by a 25-to-10 vote and was sent to the House for consideration. The bill doesn’t address whether the yearly amounts can be leveraged.

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