Monday, February 19, 2007
Roads for sale
There is a "draft" proposal floating around the Arkansas legislature, but it does not have a sponsor and has not, so far as I know, been reduced to the form of a bill.
Meanwhile, Rep. Robbie Wills, chair of the House Public Transportation Committee, says he will introduce an amendment to a current law affecting “regional mobility authorities,” also known as RMA’s. Wills wants to build an inflation index into the law, so that repeated votes on tolls would not be required. My friend, Roby Brock has all the details on his BIZBLOG and TalkBusiness.net. (Great minds do think alike.)
Wills' bill does not hand our highways over to private investors and is not the proposal I wrote about in my column.
Steve Harrelson and I talked about some of this on my program this morning and it is available online at lyncho.com.