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McCoy supports bonding to pay for highway work in Nebraska


The Nebraska primary election is May 13th, and candidates for governor are reaching out to voters in northeast Nebraska.

State Senator Beau McCoy, of Omaha, was in Norfolk Tuesday morning.

One major issue between the six Republican candidates in the primary has been highway projects across the state. "I am one who think that how we do that, going forward, is bonding for highways," said McCoy. "There are a few candidates, Pete Ricketts being one, who is very opposed to highway bonding. I just don't know how else we get it done."

In debates in both Norfolk and Omaha, Pete Ricketts denounced the use of bond funding as did Tom Carlson. Jon Bruning said that he would have supported a bill to allow for bond financing. Mike Foley said that he'd need to study the issue more before making an official stance. Bryan Slone said that he'd support bond financing if each project is individually justified.

The winner of the May 13th Republican primary for governor will face off with Democrat Chuck Hassebrook in the November general election.

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