Kasich can expect a turnpike fight

Kasich can expect a turnpike fight

There are 4 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jul 26, 2011, titled Kasich can expect a turnpike fight. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Gov. John Kasich senses another political fight brewing over one of his proposals - his intention to lease the Ohio Turnpike.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at DispatchPolitics.

Tea Party Tim

Blacklick, OH

#1 Jul 26, 2011
Since Indiana leased its turnpike in 2006, tolls have doubled and the leasing company said it will default on its payments unless it raises tolls even more.

Sounds like a great deal for Ohioans!
kwaljalein-Marys ville

Bowling Green, OH

#2 Jul 26, 2011
The Turnpike was supposed to be paid off in 1977 when it was to be totally supported by the Interstate act,(often called the Eisenhower Interstate act),. It's primary design was for defense so military aircraft where capable of landing on a one mile straightway every four miles.
The Turnpike commission and it's 700 employees has grown by 4000% since opening 75 years ago! Every time the turnpike shows a surplus that should be returned to general fund they spend the increase on unworthy new projects.
The union opposes private enterprise as it would lose membership of 500 plus employees that average $48,000 year plus fringe benefits!
Indiana privatized it's pike without restricting some fares so the truckers suffered the most and thus, the trucks avoid that pike. Indiana loses both ways, fuel taxes and usage tax.
It's a sensible approach with the proper contract to protect the taxpayers investment and upkeep for the roadway.
Prediction

Cleveland, OH

#3 Jul 26, 2011
My crystal ball says we use this money for Robs Ohio. Kasich is going to make Noe look like a shoplifter.
30 yr Cop

Pickerington, OH

#4 Jul 26, 2011
Kasich can expect a fight? Really? This guy is NOT a leader. I have seen leaders and Kasich failed Leadership 101 in his first days of office by giving HIS staff pay raises. Pay raises on day 1? All he has done has divided this State and caused turmoil. He has the opposite "Midas Touch". Everything he sticks his nose in, turns to dung. This turnpike deal seems like a bad idea, seeing what has happened in other States.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Ted Strickland Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Ohio by 4 percenta... Aug 23 Le Jimbo 11
News Mike Pence booed for calling John Kasich a "gre... Aug 21 Tn clm 18
News Ohio Democrats look to reverse GOP trend in sta... Jul '16 They cannot kill ... 2
News In tough reelection fight, Ohio Sen. Rob Portma... May '16 St Rick Saintpornum 5
News Chamber of Commerce launches ads against Dems May '16 Go Blue Forever 24
News Outside groups dump money into Ohio against Don... May '16 Sheri 1
News John Kasich unloads on Donald Trump and Ted Cru... Apr '16 serfs up 8
More from around the web