How they voted

How they voted

There are 10 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 13, 2007, titled How they voted. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Senate voted 36-13 to approve Senate Bill 1, which advances privately built toll roads in Central and Northwest Indiana.

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Karensflowers

AOL

#1 Feb 13, 2007
We will remember who voted yes to build more toll roads in Indiana.

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Do you think these elected officials are representing those who elected them? Do you think they discussed this with the people in their precints to see how they feel about this? Or did paid lobbyists sway their votes?

Just imagine how many homes will be affected by 'eminent domain' and forcing families to move for these projects.

Of course, that is if they build new roads and not use the roads the taxpayer already paid to be built.

In a few decades we will have to pay to use each road in America.
Jeff

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 13, 2007
Henry Ford once was asked early in his career,'What would your customers tell you they want?' His reply was,'Faster horses!'

I think all these folks opposed to the Commerce Connector are the people who cannot ackowledge the value of controlling and promoting positive changes, such as the highway can hopefully be; they are the 'faster horses' crowd.

They do not understand the changing world they live in and they try deperately to cling to the known world, happy to have the problems of today rather than to try to step up to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

I'm happy to see so many Senators have a vision of something better than faster horses in our future. There is a need for some safeguards and checkpoints to be built into this process, and hopefully local govenments will have a chance to work with the state as studies progress on the highway, so we can anticipate and plan for the changes this project will bring to our communities.
thirty six to thirteeen

Avon, IN

#3 Feb 13, 2007
"The Senate voted 36-13 to approve Senate Bill 1"...OK, but only 2 "no" votes are listed here. Who were the others and why are they not listed?
thirty six to thirteeen

Avon, IN

#4 Feb 13, 2007
Karensflowers wrote:
We will remember who voted yes to build more toll roads in Indiana.
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I will...I'll post it to my refrigerator and praise them every step of the way. This is a fantastic oportunity for the state of Indiana!
Little John

Altoona, PA

#5 Feb 13, 2007
Shame on the Democrats who voted for this.
Basic math

United States

#6 Feb 13, 2007
What's the point of giving readers the "how they voted" list if it's not complete? I want to know how my lawmakers voted. I want to know who the other 11 that voted no were. If there's a reason the entire list was not available, say so. Otherwise, this is lazy half-assed reporting.
Holly

Lafayette, IN

#7 Feb 13, 2007
Nice going Senator Heinold, the road cuts through your district and I hope that everyone remembers next election.
People of Indiana

United States

#8 Feb 13, 2007
Basic math wrote:
What's the point of giving readers the "how they voted" list if it's not complete? I want to know how my lawmakers voted. I want to know who the other 11 that voted no were. If there's a reason the entire list was not available, say so. Otherwise, this is lazy half-assed reporting.
Based on the process of elimination, the following either voted no or didn't vote. Only one didn't vote.

D-Samuel Smith, Jr.-East Chicago
D-John Broden-South Bend
D-Jean Breaux-Indianapolis
D-Timothy Skinner-Terre Haute
D-Vi Simpson-Bloomington
D-James Lewis-Charlestown
D-Connie Sipes-New Albany
D-Richard D. Young, Jr-Milltown
D-Lindel Hume-Princeton
R-Beverly J. Gard-Greenfield
R-Patricia L. Miller-Indianapolis
R-Greg Walker-Columbus
R-Brent Waltz-Greenwood
R-Joe Zakas-Granger
Big

United States

#9 Jul 28, 2013
Poos

Since: Apr 13

Chicago, IL

#10 Jul 31, 2013
WOW, there's a shocker, the Republicans have sold out the people of Indiana again.

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