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11/10/14

On transportation fund, public gets it even if pundits don’t

Talk about misreading the outcome of an election. When it comes to the constitutional amendment to segregate the transportation fund, many of the state’s pundits have been so far off the mark it’s laughable. On Election Day, 80% of Wisconsin voters, more than 1.7 million people, voted to amend the constitution so that the transportation user fees we pay have to be spent on maintaining and improving the transportation system.

Posted at 10:35 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

10/13/14

Vote to protect transportation fund on Nov. 4

In my last blog, I talked about a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the state transportation fund. The headline was “One issue we can (almost) all agree on this November.”

Posted at 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments: 2

08/11/14

One issue we can (almost) all agree on this November

This November we will have the opportunity to vote on more than just candidates for federal, state, and local races. We will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that would require that gas tax and vehicle registration fee dollars remain in the transportation fund to be used to pay for the transportation system we use every day.

Posted at 02:20 PM | Permalink | Comments: 2

06/09/14

Functioning roadways and transit systems both vital to a growing economy

Let me just state this from the beginning. I believe Wisconsin needs to do much better when it comes to our policy toward mass transit, and that includes funding. Unfortunately, groups like 1000 Friends of Wisconsin agree with me. Heavy sigh.

Posted at 05:00 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

05/05/14

Don’t be Homer Simpson; get the facts on state transportation issues

America was founded on a distrust of government — especially faraway, arbitrary government. Over the years, there have been ebbs and flows in our collective view of government — through a civil war, world wars, a great depression, the New Deal, and the Great Recession. Two hundred and thirty-eight years in and we are at a point where confidence in government is more at an ebb than a flow.

Posted at 12:42 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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 Debby Jackson assumed the role of executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin after more than 15 years with the organization. In addition to her vast experience in association management and transportation advocacy, Jackson has a background in business. She leverages the breadth and depth of her professional experience, along with her knowledge of the membership and mission of TDA, to be a strong voice for robust transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin. Jackson started her career as a staff auditor with Price Waterhouse, which led to a series of accounting and corporate management positions with a major national retailer.

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