Legislative politics, industry influence, and financial pressures from an aging bus fleet helped shape spending.
After a three-year political struggle over spending authority, state lawmakers approved a plan with little fanfare.
A political dispute has prevented the Tar Heel State from awarding any funds from its Volkswagen settlement share.
The governor and legislature can’t agree on who ultimately controls $92 million in clean transportation money.
A provision in North Carolina’s new budget law threatens to delay and possibly disqualify the state from its $92 million portion of the Volkswagen emissions settlement.