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Carrico: speed up interstates, slow down APCo

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

RICHMOND — While introducing legislation that would slow down Appalachian Power Co.'s ability to increase its rates, Del. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County) is also sponsoring a bill that would increase speeds on Virginia's highways.

Along with other legislation being offered this year, Carrico is sponsoring HB856, which would increase the general speed limit on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70.

Carrico told The Gazette that he was approached by the newly elected governor's policy team to bring the issue before the General Assembly.


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