Massachusetts Lawmakers Take Governor's Highway Plan in the Opposite Direction

Piazza, Johanna
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/23/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31642, p39
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Undertaking the opposite of governor Mitt Romney's proposal to restructure control over the state's roads, both houses of the legislature have unanimously voted for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) to absorb various operations of the state-operated Highway Department. The governor called for the Highway Department to absorb the operations and service of MTA because the Highway Department is able to maintain the roads at a more reasonable level. The House passed an amendment to their version of the 22.5 billion dollar fiscal year 2004 budget that would expand the jurisdiction of MTA.


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