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Defense bill adds nearly $500 million in North Carolina military construction projects

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On January 4, 2013 @ 11:58 am In Construction News | No Comments

Barack Obama speaking [1]President Barack Obama signed into effect a $633 billion defense bill the night of January 2, the Associated Press reported [2].

Though the bill does include cuts in overall defense spending, it is expected to pull in nearly $500 million for construction projects for military bases in North Carolina.

The bill also grants all military personnel a 1.7 percent pay raise and repeals provisions from an earlier defense bill that threatened a fleet readiness center east in Havelock, North Carolina.

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