Tony jordan on the toll hike


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toll hike mess highlights why bill is needed

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Tony jordan on the toll hike

  1. 1. FOR RELEASE: Immediately, November 13, 2012CONTACT: Bernadette VanDeinse | (518) 455-5313 JORDAN: TOLL HIKE MESS HIGHLIGHTS WHY BILL IS NEEDED Statement from Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,I,C-Jackson) “The Thruway Authority is an unaccountable government agency with little regard fortaxpayers. Its meetings, which many suspected were scheduled to approve the proposed 45percent toll increase on trucks, have been scheduled, cancelled, rescheduled and cancelled yetagain without a public agenda. Even Comptroller DiNapoli agrees that the toll hike would hurtbusinesses, kill jobs and further stretch family budgets due to increased costs on consumergoods. This is not how government should work. “It’s clear to me that the legislation that I have introduced is needed for these situations.My bill would ensure that policy decisions made by a state regulatory agency that would havefiscal impacts larger than $5 million statewide are only put in place after legislative approval.This reform would stop unilateral actions like egregious toll hikes by public authorities andrestore accountability.” -30-