Friday, March 30, 2007

Senate takes a U turn on transportation reform

Thursday afternoon, the senate passed a bill that offers no reform. Basically, its like "rearranging the deck chairs on a sinking titanic".

For the record, I did not vote for this bill, nor any amendments that scaled back the very good bill passed out of the Transportation Committee.

The Spartanburg gives a good assessment.

"The Senate plan is even worse. It includes the commission appointed by lawmakers and then sets up a committee of lawmakers to oversee that commission. This isn't reform. It simply adds another committee to give further cover to whoever will be responsible for the next round of favors and waste at the department."