A “Throwback Thursday” transportation funding embarrassment should serve as a lesson for Gov. Brown’s budgeting of high speed rail.Read More →
The Golden State’s costly high-speed rail project continues to gobble up funding, no matter how behind its fallen since its initial approval.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – It looks like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has the votes for his desired downtown streetcar, but taxpayers outside the city’s limits will be stuck with nearly half of the bill for the proposed $124 million project’s first phase.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Low gas prices mean more cash in all consumers’ pockets.
But some members of Congress are talking about using the low gas prices as an opportunity to increase gasoline taxes, and at least one public-sector labor union boss thinks the extra cash should be in his members’ pockets instead.
“Given the recent dramatic […]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Two state lawmakers on Monday will attempt to restore a “kill switch” to protect transportation funds and cancel Virginia’s impending gas-tax hike.
“The budget bill — HB 5002 — neutered the transportation tax ‘kill switch’ and authorized spending $30 million of the new road money for other purposes,” said Delegate […]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Three incumbent Republican state senators facing re-election battles in the Philadelphia suburbs have received a late infusion of cash from labor unions.
In the two weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, labor unions directed at least $66,000 to the campaign war chests of state Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh; state Sen. John […]