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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Senate considers bill that would allow municipal police to use radareven though it had nothing to do with the crash causation,” he said. Nolan Rit
Senate considers bill that would allow municipal police to use radar
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
even though it had nothing to do with the crash causation,” he said. Nolan Ritchie, executive director of the Senate Transportation Committee, acknowledged there are concerns that radar will be abused to generate revenue. That key... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Senate considers bill that would allow municipal police to use radarrelated, even though it had nothing to do with the crash causation,” he said.
Senate considers bill that would allow municipal police to use radar
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
related, even though it had nothing to do with the crash causation,” he said. Nolan Ritchie, executive director of the Senate Transportation Committee, acknowledged there are concerns that radar will be abused to generate revenue. That key... Read more
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The Advocate
Transportation Funding Task Force still searching for highway solutionsby state lawmakers and others would only make a minor dent in the state’s $12 b
Transportation Funding Task Force still searching for highway solutions
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
by state lawmakers and others would only make a minor dent in the state’s $12 billion backlog of road and bridge needs. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Robert Adley, R-Benton, has repeatedly said the state should consider redirecting... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Audit criticizes how infrastructure bank shared road fundsthat might result in the state borrowing more than $2 billion through the State
Audit criticizes how infrastructure bank shared road funds
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 2 days ago
that might result in the state borrowing more than $2 billion through the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank. But Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Larry Grooms said the pending legislation includes reforms that if passed would... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Seat belts in the back seat? AAA wants new lawdays before breaking for the rest of the year. The bill is also lacking a spon
Seat belts in the back seat? AAA wants new law
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
days before breaking for the rest of the year. The bill is also lacking a sponsor in the Senate's Republican majority. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Joseph Robach, R-Greece, Monroe County, said he's assessing the bill. "We look at... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Asa Hutchinson's Highway Funding Plan Heads to Final Votefrom Augusta, said on the House floor. Hutchinson's proposal advanced after th
Asa Hutchinson's Highway Funding Plan Heads to Final Vote
Arkansas Business / Posted 8 days ago
from Augusta, said on the House floor. Hutchinson's proposal advanced after the Senate voted to move the proposal from the Senate Transportation Committee, which had deadlocked Thursday on the highway plan, to the Revenue and Taxation Committee.... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Despite Some Opposition, Highway Plan Moves ForwardLITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After failing to pass the governor's highway plan through
Despite Some Opposition, Highway Plan Moves Forward
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 8 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After failing to pass the governor's highway plan through the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday, proponents mounted a Friday effort to go around opponents by redirecting the bill. "Rather than sitting down and work... Read more
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Arkansas Times
House passes governor's highway billrun by Sen. Bart Hester to get the governor's preferred plan to a Senate commit
House passes governor's highway bill
Arkansas Times / Posted 9 days ago
run by Sen. Bart Hester to get the governor's preferred plan to a Senate committee willing to approve it. Yesterday, the Senate Transportation Committee refused Hutchinson's plan to pay for highways the next five years with unallocated general... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1 panel, not other, OKs Arkansas highway billgot two competing bills," Senate Republican leader Jim Hendren of Sulphur Sprin
1 panel, not other, OKs Arkansas highway bill
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
got two competing bills," Senate Republican leader Jim Hendren of Sulphur Springs said after Hickey's bill cleared the Senate transportation committee in a 6-2 vote with Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, and Hendren dissenting. Hendren said both... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1 panel, not other, OKs highway billgot two competing bills," Senate Republican leader Jim Hendren of Sulphur Sprin
1 panel, not other, OKs highway bill
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
got two competing bills," Senate Republican leader Jim Hendren of Sulphur Springs said after Hickey's bill cleared the Senate transportation committee in a 6-2 vote with Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, and Hendren dissenting. Hendren said both... Read more
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TribLIVE
Driverless car legislation considered as Uber tests technology in PittsburghWednesday, the same day Uber announced it is testing the technology on Pittsbur
Driverless car legislation considered as Uber tests technology in Pittsburgh
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
Wednesday, the same day Uber announced it is testing the technology on Pittsburgh's streets. The bill, sent to the Senate Transportation Committee, requires companies, universities and others using self-driving cars to report all crashes,... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Governor's Highway Plan Hits Roadblockhe said. "It's on the backs of the working people." Those concerns led to a fo
Governor's Highway Plan Hits Roadblock
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 9 days ago
he said. "It's on the backs of the working people." Those concerns led to a four-four tie vote Thursday morning in the Senate Transportation Committee. That was a setback for the governor's plan. Negotiations continue as lawmakers head into... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Lawmaker eyes different panel for highway planthe coming fiscal year. Republican Sen. Bart Hester said Thursday he doesn't p
Lawmaker eyes different panel for highway plan
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 9 days ago
the coming fiscal year. Republican Sen. Bart Hester said Thursday he doesn't plan on running the proposal again before the Senate Transportation Committee, which deadlocked on the plan earlier in the day. Hester said he'll ask the Senate to send an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
GOP lawmakers file alternative highway planproposal is co-sponsored by Republican Sens Bill Sample and Ronald Caldwell and
GOP lawmakers file alternative highway plan
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
proposal is co-sponsored by Republican Sens Bill Sample and Ronald Caldwell and GOP Rep. Dan Douglas. Sample chairs the Senate Transportation Committee. Highway officials have said the boost in money is needed so the state can receive an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
On session's eve, panel short of road-bill votesfunding bill said Wednesday night that he's still working to line up enough sup
On session's eve, panel short of road-bill votes
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
funding bill said Wednesday night that he's still working to line up enough support to get the legislation through the Senate transportation committee. "We are closer than we were at this time [on Tuesday]," said Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
DUI First-Time Offenders Will Drive One Year with Ignition Interlocksthe significance of ignition interlocks for most first-time DUI offenders”, sai
DUI First-Time Offenders Will Drive One Year with Ignition Interlocks
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 10 days ago
the significance of ignition interlocks for most first-time DUI offenders”, said Senator Rafferty, who is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and primary bill sponsor. “The enactment of Senate Bill 290 is smart on crime and will... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Road bill heads for unsure panelthe Highway Commission's proposed rules and also after the bill changed the sub
Road bill heads for unsure panel
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
the Highway Commission's proposed rules and also after the bill changed the subcommittee's makeup. Of other members of the Senate transportation committee, four -- Sens. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana; Ronald Caldwell, R-Wynne; Greg Standridge,... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the Editorever written about the mayors of Scranton. WILLIAM SPEARE SCRANTON Halt rada
Letters to the Editor
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
ever written about the mayors of Scranton. WILLIAM SPEARE SCRANTON Halt radar bills Editor: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee want your money. They are considering SB 535 and SB 559, which would allow all municipalities... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONever written about the mayors of Scranton. WILLIAM SPEARE SCRANTON Halt rada
YOUR OPINION
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
ever written about the mayors of Scranton. WILLIAM SPEARE SCRANTON Halt radar bills Editor: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee want your money. They are considering SB 535 and SB 559, which would allow all municipalities... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee approves Real ID bill allowing Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s nextHouse vote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal — House B
House committee approves Real ID bill allowing Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s next
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
House vote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal — House Bill 702 — won approval last Thursday in the Senate Transportation Committee after earlier winning House approval. The Senate panel deleted a House-passed requirement... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee approves Real ID bill that allows Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s nextHouse vote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal — House B
House committee approves Real ID bill that allows Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s next
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
House vote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal — House Bill 702 — won approval last Thursday in the Senate Transportation Committee after earlier winning House approval. The Senate panel deleted a House-passed requirement... Read more
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The Advocate
House committee approves Real ID bill that allows Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s nextvote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal -- House Bill 7
House committee approves Real ID bill that allows Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s next
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
vote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal -- House Bill 702 -- won approval last Thursday in the Senate Transportation Committee after earlier winning House approval. The Senate panel deleted a House-passed requirement... Read more
4 related stories
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The Advocate
House committee approves Real ID bill that allows Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s nextvote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal -- House Bill 7
House committee approves Real ID bill that allows Louisiana motorists to meet federal travel rules; what’s next
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
vote after earlier winning Senate approval. A similar proposal -- House Bill 702 -- won approval last Thursday in the Senate Transportation Committee after winning House approval. It next faces a vote in the Senate, and all the action means... Read more
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The Advocate
Acadiana officials plead with DOTD: Fix our roads!few years been used to fund State Police operations. State Sen. Page Cortez, a
Acadiana officials plead with DOTD: Fix our roads!
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
few years been used to fund State Police operations. State Sen. Page Cortez, a Republican from Lafayette who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, commanded the gavel at the hearing Wednesday. He said Gov. John Bel Edwards has vowed not to... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
NH Senate turns away $4M for railroads and bridges for travelers across our state," said state Sen. Nancy Stiles
NH Senate turns away $4M for rail
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
roads and bridges for travelers across our state," said state Sen. Nancy Stiles, a Hampton Republican and chairwoman of the Senate Transportation Committee. "The Department of Transportation has done an outstanding job of using savings from... Read more
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The Daily Comet
La. drivers seek relief for insurance lapse finesand bank accounts. Some drivers claim they're now insured, but can't pay the ol
La. drivers seek relief for insurance lapse fines
The Daily Comet / Posted 15 days ago
and bank accounts. Some drivers claim they're now insured, but can't pay the old fines to reinstate their licenses. The Senate transportation committee, without objection, advanced three bills Thursday attempting to ease drivers' debts. They... Read more
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The Houma Courier
La. drivers seek relief for insurance lapse finesand bank accounts. Some drivers claim they're now insured, but can't pay the ol
La. drivers seek relief for insurance lapse fines
The Houma Courier / Posted 15 days ago
and bank accounts. Some drivers claim they're now insured, but can't pay the old fines to reinstate their licenses. The Senate transportation committee, without objection, advanced three bills Thursday attempting to ease drivers' debts. They... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Drivers seek relief for insurance lapse fines owed to OMVand an improved notification system. The OMV reports it's still owed more than
Drivers seek relief for insurance lapse fines owed to OMV
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 15 days ago
and an improved notification system. The OMV reports it's still owed more than $265 million in the unpaid fines. The Senate transportation committee advanced three bills Thursday for full Senate consideration, but lawmakers said bill authors... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Louisiana moves closer to REAL ID option for citizensBATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously app
Louisiana moves closer to REAL ID option for citizens
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 16 days ago
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would give drivers the option to choose to be in compliance with the 2005 federal REAL ID Act. The bill is a part of Governor John Bel Edwards’... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Ulmerton Road nightmares? FDOT incentives may helpstate Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said of financial incentives for roa
Ulmerton Road nightmares? FDOT incentives may help
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 17 days ago
state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said of financial incentives for road construction firms. As the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Brandes said the Legislature has been supportive of bringing the incentives back after they... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Looming political watershed unmatched in nearly five decadesNixon and later President Ronald Reagan. A shift in the agenda Sen. Richard M
Looming political watershed unmatched in nearly five decades
Bennington Banner / Posted 17 days ago
Nixon and later President Ronald Reagan. A shift in the agenda Sen. Richard Mazza sat in the chairman's chair in the Senate Transportation Committee just days before adjournment last week and said he could not recall the last time all four... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Ulmerton Rd. nightmares? FDOT incentives may helpState Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) said of financial incentives for roa
Ulmerton Rd. nightmares? FDOT incentives may help
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 17 days ago
State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) said of financial incentives for road construction firms. As the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Brandes said the legislature has been supportive of bringing the incentives back after they... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Don Huffines: After Austin's mob-rule vote, it's up to Texas Legislature to clear the way for Ubergoing to do it by tearing down old regulations so the free market can work, to
Don Huffines: After Austin's mob-rule vote, it's up to Texas Legislature to clear the way for Uber
Dallas Morning News / Posted 18 days ago
going to do it by tearing down old regulations so the free market can work, to the benefit of all Texans. Don Huffines is a Republican state senator representing Dallas and vice-chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Twitter: @DonHuf... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Don Huffines: Texas Legislature must clear the way for Uber and Lyftgoing to do it by tearing down old regulations so the free market can work, to
Don Huffines: Texas Legislature must clear the way for Uber and Lyft
Dallas Morning News / Posted 18 days ago
going to do it by tearing down old regulations so the free market can work, to the benefit of all Texans. Don Huffines is a Republican state senator representing Dallas and vice-chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Twitter: @DonHuf... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
STEER CLEAR: Proposed law would protect bicycliststake every reasonable step to make all drivers more aware of the need for safet
STEER CLEAR: Proposed law would protect bicyclists
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
take every reasonable step to make all drivers more aware of the need for safety,” said O’Mara, a member of the state Senate Transportation Committee. The measure was passed a little more than two years after Matt Miller, 43, an Elmira Free... Read more
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Times News
Legislation would allow local police to use radarby Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40)to permit local police to use radar to enforce spe
Legislation would allow local police to use radar
Times News / Posted 18 days ago
by Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40)to permit local police to use radar to enforce speed limits was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Transportation Committee today. Pennsylvania is the only state in the U.S. that prohibits local police from using... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Inspecting the InspectorsNorth Carolina eventually abolished its inspection program. Go here to view Nor
Inspecting the Inspectors
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 18 days ago
North Carolina eventually abolished its inspection program. Go here to view North Carolina report. In January, the Texas senate transportation committee held a hearing on the state’s inspection program. "We were able to find no statistically... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Inspecting the InspectorsNorth Carolina eventually abolished its inspection program. Go here to view Nor
Inspecting the Inspectors
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 18 days ago
North Carolina eventually abolished its inspection program. Go here to view North Carolina report. In January, the Texas senate transportation committee held a hearing on the state’s inspection program. "We were able to find no statistically... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas senators say offsets a must for gas-tax riseCommittee chairman, Rep. Joe Jett, D-Success, said Monday that he's still tinke
Arkansas senators say offsets a must for gas-tax rise
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
Committee chairman, Rep. Joe Jett, D-Success, said Monday that he's still tinkering with a proposal that he and the Senate transportation committee chairman, Bill Sample, R-Hot Springs, floated to partially repeal the sales tax exemption on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Senators say offsets a must for gas-tax riseCommittee chairman, Rep. Joe Jett, D-Success, said Monday that he's still tinke
Senators say offsets a must for gas-tax rise
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
Committee chairman, Rep. Joe Jett, D-Success, said Monday that he's still tinkering with a proposal that he and the Senate transportation committee chairman, Bill Sample, R-Hot Springs, floated to partially repeal the sales tax exemption on... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Inspecting the inspectors: The case to dismantle the programNorth Carolina eventually abolished its inspection program. Go here to view Nor
Inspecting the inspectors: The case to dismantle the program
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 19 days ago
North Carolina eventually abolished its inspection program. Go here to view North Carolina report. In January, the Texas senate transportation committee held a hearing on the state’s inspection program. "We were able to find no statistically... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Plan surfaces to raise taxes for highways; proposal adds 5¢ per gallon of gas, diesel in ’18, 8¢ in ’19corresponding reduction in the state's sales and individual income taxes. Sen.
Plan surfaces to raise taxes for highways; proposal adds 5¢ per gallon of gas, diesel in ’18, 8¢ in ’19
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
corresponding reduction in the state's sales and individual income taxes. Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith -- who sits on the Senate transportation committee -- said he appreciates the four senators' proposal. "I don't know what the appetite is in the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Plan surfaces to raise taxes for highwayscorresponding reduction in the state's sales and individual income taxes. Sen.
Plan surfaces to raise taxes for highways
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
corresponding reduction in the state's sales and individual income taxes. Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith -- who sits on the Senate transportation committee -- said he appreciates the four senators' proposal. "I don't know what the appetite is in the... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
NH Senate committee pushes rail off trackCONCORD - The Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday refused to reinstate $
NH Senate committee pushes rail off track
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
CONCORD - The Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday refused to reinstate $4 million in mostly federal money needed to further commuter rail expansion in New Hampshire - a project that had strong support from many business, political and civic... Read more
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The Columbian
Why can’t Southwest Washington delegation play nice?approved a $16 billion transportation package in 2015, the first since 2005, ma
Why can’t Southwest Washington delegation play nice?
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
approved a $16 billion transportation package in 2015, the first since 2005, many local lawmakers criticized the package. Senate Transportation Committee Vice Chairman Don Benton, R-Vancouver, told a community group, “There were legislators in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner turns to privatization push during second year in officebargaining agreements in public-private transportation projects. Sen. Martin S
Rauner turns to privatization push during second year in office
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
bargaining agreements in public-private transportation projects. Sen. Martin Sandoval, a Chicago Democrat who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, stood alongside Rauner when the governor announced the plan and praised the idea as "a win... Read more
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Denver Post
Lipsher: Coal rollers and their dirty tricks— although punishable only by a $25 fine for a first offense. But just this pa
Lipsher: Coal rollers and their dirty tricks
Denver Post / Posted 29 days ago
— although punishable only by a $25 fine for a first offense. But just this past week, the Republican-controlled state Senate Transportation Committee killed on a party-line vote a bill that could have meant up to 90 days in jail and a $300... Read more

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