Aug 11, 201402:20 PMTransportation Matters
with Debby Jackson
One issue we can (almost) all agree on this November
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If you are dieting and you have a soft spot for potato chips (Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar are the best), then make sure you don’t have them around the house. I even have science on my side. According to Medical News Today, “Precommitment, defined as ‘the voluntary restriction of access to temptations,’ is a ‘more effective self-control strategy than willpower,’ say researchers from the Universities of Cambridge in the UK and Dusseldorf in Germany, in a report published online in the journal Neuron.”
In fact, most of our neighboring states as well as the majority of states in the U.S. have already helped their elected officials “precommit” by constitutionally restricting the use of transportation user fees.
All joking aside, this is an important issue for the future of our transportation system in Wisconsin. While this constitutional amendment will not solve all of our transportation funding woes, it will restore the faith of users of the system.
Our elected officials have given all of us the opportunity to fix this situation. On Nov. 4, we simply need to vote YES for Transportation.
If you want to find out more about this, you can go to www.voteyesfortansportation.com. If you really like what you see, you can order yourself a Vote Yes for Transportation bumper sticker.
In addition to serving as executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, Craig Thompson is also secretary for the referendum committee Vote Yes for Transportation.
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