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  • Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress.

    01/18/2019 7:43:08 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    chickensoup01.18.19
    Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress. I need to understand who shepherded funding through for a portion of the government. Is that something that can be searched? PM mail me please?
  • MR. PRESIDENT, DECLARE A NATIONAL SECURITY EMERGENCY

    01/15/2019 2:09:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Root For America ^ | January 15, 2018 | Wayne Root
    Mohammed Ali once said, “It ‘aint bragging if you can back it up.” I’m not bragging. I’m proudly reporting facts. The first political commentator in the country to suggest President Trump should bypass Congress and use Executive Action to declare a “National Security Emergency” and grab the funds from other government agencies to fund the wall was… Yours truly- this proud conservative warrior and RJ columnist. My column was published in the Las Vegas Review Journal back on Sunday November 18th. In advance of publication, I was the keynote speaker for the Wyoming GOP annual dinner on Friday November 16th....
  • I-95 construction should end by the time your grandkids are driving

    01/14/2019 11:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 21, 2018 | Jason Laughlin
    By the time the I-95 reconstruction is complete, you’ll probably be too old to have to worry about a commute. The same goes for the planners, engineers, managers, and laborers who for more than a decade have worked to rebuild the highway’s 51 miles in Pennsylvania from the ground up. Their careers at PennDot or with contractors will almost surely end before construction does. “I don’t know that I think about too much that I’m not going to be here,” said Elaine Elbich, PennDot’s portfolio manager for the I-95 project. Elbich plans with a span of decades in mind. From...
  • PA Turnpike Reminds Travelers of 2019 Toll Increase

    01/10/2019 10:52:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike ^ | January 2, 2019 | Pennsylvania Turnpike News Release
    HARRISBURG, PA (JAN. 2, 2019) — The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) today reminded customers that, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 6, tolls will reflect a six-percent increase for cash, E-ZPass and PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE users. The increase, approved by commissioners last July, is needed to meet the PTC’s dual funding obligation to improve its toll-road system and support mass-transit improvements across the Commonwealth. As a result, the most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase a dime for E-ZPass customers from $1.30 to $1.40 and 20 cents for cash customers from $2.10 to $2.30. The toll increase —...
  • CONFIRMED: President Trump Can Sell Federal Land To Build The Wall

    01/07/2019 12:14:34 PM PST · by Moseley · 111 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jonathon A. Moseley
    To build a wall along the United States’ international border with Mexico, President Donald Trump could order the sale of approximately 500,000 to 5 million acres of federal land. The U.S. Government currently claims ownership of about 640 million acres of land — or about 28% of the total land mass of the nation. This could raise the entire $25 billion needed to finance building the wall (not just the next installment we are currently fighting over). But one must understand that out of 640 million acres there is a vast diversity of terrain. The task is to select only...
  • ADOT spends $155M for Phoenix-to-Vegas highway link, but what about Tucson?

    01/03/2019 11:16:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | September 10, 2018 | Joe Ferguson, the Arizona Daily Star
    The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make plans for the fabled Interstate 11, announcing a $155 million investment into the stretch of highway from Phoenix to Las Vegas. The plans, for what is now known as U.S. 93, have been in the making for years, with several more to go. Meanwhile, the nerve-rattling, headache-inducing, traffic-clogged two-lane stretches from Tucson to Phoenix that are much of Interstate 10 aren’t getting much thought. The issue is that touted improvements to U.S. 93 are part of a larger plan to build a dedicated trade corridor between Mexico and Canada, running right through...
  • Vanity: Tough love for the Republic in two easy steps

    01/03/2019 1:16:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    1) Hold the line for as long as it takes until the pledged wall is funded while also upholding pledge not to sign another bloated spending bill, ie, my counter offer is this: Nothing. Plus you will pay for the wall and you will cut government and you will cut spending. 2) Do not allow the congress to raise the debt limit. Make them live within the funds available, reallocate from 'nonessential' areas to essential only. Return functions that cannot be paid for that are not delegated to the federal government by the constitution to the states and the people...
  • Trump pushes back on Dems' funding proposal

    01/01/2019 9:29:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Tuesday criticized Democrats over their proposal to reopen the government, lamenting that the party's funding bill lacked money for his desired wall along the southern border. In a pair of tweets, the president said the country has no "real border security" without a wall, adding later that Democrats do not care about "open borders." "The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall," Trump tweeted. "So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border Security - and our Country must finally have a Strong and Secure Southern...
  • Go fund the Border Wall funding reaches $18,000,000 dollars in just ten days.

    12/28/2018 6:50:09 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    "We the people of the USA will fund the Border Wall......$18,000,000 dollars and climbing. Will reach a total of $20,000,000 collected from American citizens, in voluntary fashion, by next Tuesday, January 1, 2019!!! Go American People, Go, POTUS, Donald J. Trump!!!
  • Cost of I-15, Bangerter Highway projects rises by $38 million

    12/26/2018 1:02:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 15, 2018 | Lee Davidson
    The Utah Transportation Commission on Friday approved spending an extra $38 million to cover rising costs for two major upcoming highway projects — on Interstate 15 and Bangerter Highway in Salt Lake County. The increased expenses are caused in part by rising prices to buy and demolish homes and businesses to clear new rights of way. That includes an extra $23 million for a project to convert three more intersections on Bangerter Highway into freeway-like interchanges at 6200 South, 10400 South and 12600 South. Construction on those projects is scheduled to begin in 2020, but purchasing the needed rights of...
  • House Democrats Are Lining Up Behind What Could Be The Largest Expansion Of Government In Decades

    12/25/2018 5:46:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 118 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25DEC18 | Michael Bastasch
    Democrats are lining up to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.” The proposal could be the largest expansion of government since the Great Society or New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez’s plan could cost tens of trillions of dollars. Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a “Green New Deal,” which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades. As it stands, the “Green New Deal” is more aspirational than actual policy. Indeed, it takes its name from the New Deal of the 1930s, and its main backer, incoming Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, compared...
  • Why We Know That Congressional Democrats Are Betraying Us On The Border Wall

    12/24/2018 6:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    For the past five days, the display of the stupidity in the elected bodies of Congress has been on full display. For the past five days, Americans have had to put up with politically framed speeches and explanations of why this shutdown had to happen and whose fault it truly is. For the past five days the amount of grandstanding “on principle” has made many feel that no one in Washington DC will ever listen to the people ever again. However for the past five days—outside of DC—another story began to be told. For the past five days, more than...
  • Why We Know That Congressional Democrats Are Betraying Us On The Border Wall

    12/23/2018 8:58:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    For the past five days, the display of the stupidity in the elected bodies of Congress has been on full display.For the past five days, Americans have had to put up with politically framed speeches and explanations of why this shutdown had to happen and whose fault it truly is.For the past five days the amount of grandstanding “on principle” has made many feel that no one in Washington DC will ever listen to the people ever again.However for the past five days—outside of DC—another story began to be told. For the past five days, more than a quarter of a...
  • Uh Oh: Funds Raised From The Border Wall GoFundMe Account May Have To Be Returned

    12/23/2018 8:43:20 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 101 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec. 22, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    House Resolution 7207 was introduced as a way of addressing the issues surrounding the government receiving donations for the border wall.
  • Businesses, cities laud grant approval for I-49 project

    12/22/2018 10:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jordan Larimore
    PINEVILLE, Mo. — Gregg Sweeten had difficulty last week putting his reaction into words. When he learned that funding for the long-sought Bella Vista Bypass had been found, Sweeten, the Pineville mayor and McDonald County emergency manager, was stunned. Then he was elated. "That is amazing," Sweeten said. "That is going to be so great. I think it’s going to lead to all kinds of opportunities not only for Pineville but for McDonald County. I mean, it’s just — I just can’t say how happy I am. Wow. That is ... that’s wild. That’s amazing. That’s a Christmas present right...
  • Trump's border wall may get funding after all (thanks to this dirty little Washington secret)

    12/20/2018 11:34:22 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20 2018 | Jason Chaffetz
    Can the government spend money that has not been specifically authorized by Congress? In theory – no. In practice? Absolutely. Each year the government spends hundreds of billions of dollars on things that are not specifically authorized by Congress. Both Democrats and Republicans have been complicit in this practice. President Donald Trump, to his credit, has worked hard to get his wall funding properly authorized. But he may ultimately do exactly what presidents before him have done: take advantage of the broken Congressional process.
  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • Toll study projects $1b in revenue for state

    12/14/2018 10:58:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Meriden Record-Journal ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mike Savino
    Connecticut could stand to gain $1 billion annually with electronic tolling, the state Department of Transportation said in a new report. The report, released last week, said Connecticut could achieve $1 billion annually even with per-mile rates lower than many other states. The 81-page report is based on a study by CDM Smith, an engineering and construction firm. The company looked at electronic tolling on interstates 84, 91, 95, and 691, and routes 2, 8, 9, and 15, with up to 82 toll gantries possibly being installed. The authors of the report urged the state to continue with a proposed...
  • Indiana lawmakers question governor’s tolling decisions

    12/08/2018 8:54:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Seymour Tribune ^ | December 8, 2018 | The Seymour Tribune
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Northern Indiana lawmakers are calling into question Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision against imposing new tolls on the state’s interstate highways, while allowing the Indiana Toll Road’s private operator to significantly boost rates for large trucks using that highway. Democratic Sen. Karen Tallian of Portage tells the South Bend Tribune that the situation is unfair because only the communities in northern Indiana along the Toll Road will have the burden of higher tolls, while all parts of the state will benefit from the toll money. The Republican governor announced in September that the operator of the Toll...
  • Supporters say Hurricane Florence showed the need for I-73, not everyone agrees

    11/28/2018 7:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | November 15, 2018 | Nicole Boone
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) -  A quarter of a century later, local, state, and federal leaders still work to build Interstate 73. It would be the Grand Strand area's first interstate.I-73 would run from Michigan to Myrtle Beach. Now after Hurricane Florence, there's even more urgency, among some, to complete the project. As Hurricane Florence approached the South Carolina coast in September, so did the call for evacuations. "If any of your listeners or viewers were stuck on Highway 501 or Highway  9 or Highway 17 trying to dodge this storm and get their family to safety they understand how important it is...