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Arizona House OKs bill for possible toll roads

PHOENIX – The Arizona House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that could set the stage for construction of toll roads if the measure becomes law.

A bill setting ground rules for the Department of Transportation to enter into so-called “public-private partnerships” on state transportation projects went to the Senate on a House vote of 53-1 with no debate Tuesday.

House Republican leaders’ to-do list for the session includes creation of a “policy framework” for public-private partnerships to build transportation infrastructure. Republican leaders have said the partnerships could – but wouldn’t necessarily – involve toll roads.

Arizona law already permits toll roads but none have been built and the current statutes are considered outdated.

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