McCrory among scheduled speakers at pro-bond kickoff rally

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina political and business notables urging public approval of a $2 billion bond question are gathering to draw attention to the projects built through the debt.

A pro-bond kickoff rally was set for Tuesday at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Gov. Pat McCrory, state Sen. Dan Blue and other committee leaders were scheduled to speak.

The legislature agreed last fall to put the bond question on the March 15 primary ballot. It’s the first such statewide referendum since 2000.

More than $1.3 billion of the debt would go to higher education construction projects. But there would also be money for water and sewer infrastructure, state parks, the National Guard and the North Carolina Zoo.

No formal opposition to the bonds has surfaced.

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