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Missouri senator calls for debate on I-70 tolls measure

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:12 p.m. CST; updated 12:21 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri senator said he wants the full chamber to debate a measure allowing tolls on Interstate 70.

The Senate Transportation Committee heard about two hours of public testimony Wednesday on legislation that would allow the state to contract a private company to fix I-70 in exchange for being allowed to charge tolls. State transportation officials say the foundation of I-70 is crumbling and needs to be widened to handle increased traffic.

The committee chairman, Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, said more public hearings will be held in coming weeks. Stouffer said he hopes to eventually vote the legislation out of his committee so it can come before the full Senate.


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Ray Shapiro February 22, 2012 | 3:01 p.m.

Why Toll Roads Are A Bad Idea:
http://www.motorists.org/tolls/bad-idea
Toll Roads Divert Traffic And Cause Accidents:
http://www.motorists.org/tolls/divert-tr...
Toll highways are too often possible roads to corruption:
http://www.sedaliademocrat.com/articles/...

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Gary Straub February 22, 2012 | 3:06 p.m.

It won't be long until we all will owe our soul to the company store.

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frank christian February 22, 2012 | 3:12 p.m.

"Toll highways are too often possible roads to corruption:"

No wonder this Democrat Executive Administration so adamantly, prescribes Toll Roads.

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John Schultz February 22, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.

You might want to look at the letter after the senator mentioned in the article, Frank...

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