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Omnibus debacle

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Del. Ward Armstrong spoke on the House floor this afternoon, to both praise the Senate for their progress on the transportation plan and to point out today’s rather scathing Daily Press lead editorial:

Some Republicans were labeling their road legislation with the always popular and thoroughly meaningless appellation of “omnibus” – a gathering together, you know.

What a hoot. Omnibus debacle is more like it. It’s big-time borrowing on a not-altogether solid basis. It’s “instructing” local governments to raise taxes, because state legislators prefer not to do so themselves… Worst, it’s building roads on the back of the state general fund.

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Written by assemblyaccess

February 13, 2007 at 2:53 pm

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