Friday, July 18, 2008

Plotting "Regional Authorities," Chapter 39

The push toward "regional transportation authorities" is far from dead. The action moved out of SE Wisconsin (temporarily), but ....

Fair warning, folks.

A new legislative study committee with members from Rock County soon will begin looking at a way to unite local governments to create transportation options.

Sen. Judy Robson, D-Beloit, is the committee’s vice chairwoman...

Robson, (here also known as Nurse Rached) is a 100%-certified Lefty who was heavily involved in the push to create a state health insurance takeover. In addition, she is 100% behind anything that Planned Parenthood wants.

The committee is supposed to consider:
-- How a regional transportation authority would be created.
-- What kinds of funding mechanisms would be allowed.
-- How representation would be determined.
-- The types of transportation services a regional transportation authority could be authorized to administer.

Yes, taxing authority is one of the possibilities for the regional transortation authorities, Dicks said

"Possibility" my.....ahhhh.....foot. This will be another MMSD, or MATC scam, where un-elected folks simply take what they want from the taxpayer.

You've been warned.


Billiam said...

Warn all you want. Most people never listen, then look around in astonishment when it's too late.

Anonymous said...

I think regional cooperation makes sense in some areas. Fire and Police departments could be organized and it will save a boatload of money in administration and staff cuts without sacrificing services. Maybe in areas of administration like human resources, purchasing and other departments can be combined.
Transportation, I think would not be a good idea. While everyone in the county need the police and fire departments, not everyone uses public transportation, especvially in the rural areas of a county.

Anonymous said...

The above comment was sponsored by Dan. Sorry

Dad29 said...

Regional cooperation is not the problem.

UN-elected people having TAX authority IS a problem.

I don't care what they get for taxes--so long as the authority is accountable through elections.