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Thursday, May 14, 2009

State trans planning overhaul complete

Gov. Perdue signed SB 200 into law, overhauling "the state Department of Transportation and the way the state plans for and executes transportation projects"

Let's review:
While leaving the DOT board in place, the bill takes away much of its authority and gives it to a new director of planning, who will be named by the governor with the approval of the House Transportation Committee.

But the bill also gives the General Assembly power to decide how to spend a goodly portion of the state’s road-building money.

As reliable as our legislature has been, what could possibly go wrong with this arrangement?

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