Budget/Fiscal · Uncategorized

The Most Irresponsible Vote Since I77 Tolls

Good decisions are rarely made at the end of a sixteen-hour day. Last week’s board meeting was no exception. Continue reading “The Most Irresponsible Vote Since I77 Tolls”

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Transportation · Uncategorized

I-77 contract cancellation roadblock finally revealed

The most disappointing thing about last week’s I77 Advisory Group meeting wasn’t the meeting itself, but what happened the following day. Continue reading “I-77 contract cancellation roadblock finally revealed”

Budget/Fiscal · Transportation · Uncategorized

A Fair Say in Regional Transportation Planning

If LKN ever wants a fair say in transportation funding decisions, we’re going to have to make some tough changes . I’ve come to that inevitable conclusion after five years of trying.

The issue is incredibly wonkish and best explained by an analogy. Continue reading “A Fair Say in Regional Transportation Planning”

Budget/Fiscal · Development · Transportation · Uncategorized

2018: Things that didn’t make headlines but were important anyway

While tolls, roads, schools and the Arts Center were big newsmakers this year, I wanted to let you know of a few important developments you probably didn’t hear about.  There’s many positives and a few disappointments.  In no particular order, they are: Continue reading “2018: Things that didn’t make headlines but were important anyway”

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Want Road Improvement? Vote YES on Bonds!

I know what you’re thinking: we’ve paid our fair share of gas taxes for years. Why should the town incur debt to build roads?

The simple answer is if we want road improvements in the next couple of years, we must pass this bond issue. And, for every dollar of local money we invest, we receive nearly four dollars of state money. Continue reading “Want Road Improvement? Vote YES on Bonds!”