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Bottom 5 Of ’06–Indiana

instatehouse.jpg5. Kyle Hupfer–State DNR Director negotiated a settlement to allow canned hunting to continue in Indiana and attempted to build and privatize state park inns.

4. Joel Silverman–Former BMV Commissioner instituted glitch-prone computer upgrade that brought Bureau of Motor Vehicle operations to a virtual standstill for two months, and affected police, prosecution, and voting efficiency.

3. Mitch Roob–Family & Social Services Administration Secretary attempted to privatize FSSA to an IBM-controlled, Dallas-based company for whom he used to work, and to which he still has ties.

2. Brian Bosma–Outgoing Indiana Speaker of the House tied up tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars in a frivolous lawsuit to allow Christian prayers and songs to be invoked during legislative session. Much of the money was funneled through his own law firm.

1. Mitch Daniels–Governor sold newly-created toll road to foreign consortium for quick cash, and waited until immediately after the Nov. 7 election to announce his intention to build and privatize another toll road, this one partially around Indy and dubbed the Indiana Commerce Connector. The new road avoids the wealthy areas north and west of the city, instead concentrating on uprooting those in the less-affluent southern and eastern regions. When does the announcement of a major light-rail-system project to Carmel and Fishers come?

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  • sis says:

    I am not sure about the first four but I do believe the “Indiana Commerce Connector” is a great idea from an average guy. This new road will greatly reduce traffic on I-465 and I-69 to the north. The through traffic (mainly trucks) will use it to avoid the city. The daily commuters will benefit and the need for light rail will be lessened for now. People want to drive their own cars not ride trains. This new highway will create jobs, move people faster to the places they want to go, and open our state to new and bigger possiblities. Governor Daniels has let a lot of people down with his policies, and appointments to certain positions but this is a home run for all of us in Indiana.

  • Manfred says:

    That is the official view. It is also certain to be the view of those who are well-enough off to afford to drive their own vehicles. But it also raises a lot of questions about the State’s right to exercise Emminent Domain on those who don’t want to sell theri properties. There is also some question about whether or not this project will turn Indy into another ‘donut hole’ city. The building of venues for fossile-fuel burning vehicles shows some short-sightedness. Indianapolis is the largest metro area without a decent mass-transit system in the Midwest.
    Will trucking companies want to shoulder the extra burden of a toll?
    We should be looking for alternate solutions, not propegating the same problems.

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