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Support the Infrastructure Bills

House Bill 7432 and Senate Bill 2335, the Infrastructure Bills, do the following:

                 a.   They are a statewide solution to a statewide problem.  Shows Rhode Island is serious about fixing infrastructure.

                b.   Funding is gradual, equitable and flexible for future adjustments.

                c.   Fair and equitable.  They do not place any undue burden on any group.   Only 1.65% of identified funds are from “new” money.

                d.    Helps the economy without affecting tourism and state tax revenue.

                e.   Would redirect state spending into a sector that would support/create construction jobs over 10 years.  That money would be re-spent in the economy.

                f.    Shows the General Assembly is willing to “choose the harder right” and is open to bold and innovative legislation.

                g.   Eliminates redundant spending and saves the state money in the long run.

                h.   Eliminates all RIDOT debt and the need for RITBA bonds. 

                i.   Ultimately results in all State bridges and roads being in good condition with no structurally deficient bridges.

                j.   Sets the conditions for RIDOT to have a proactive maintenance plan for all bridges.


Stanley Spink April 07, 2014 at 08:21 AM
This bill is being "held for further study". That means it is dead.
David Banner April 07, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Actually, a lot of work is being done behind the scenes as we type. There may be a few surprises.
Stanley Spink April 07, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Didn't mean to be negative, I wish you good luck with this.
David Banner April 07, 2014 at 03:07 PM
No worries. Unfortunately, all too familiar with "held for further study." Seriously though, there are some surprises coming with these two bills. I believe the macro concept of these two bills are good. The devil is in the details.

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