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  • greg buck
    John Smith of COUNT US Under I-69 (www.i69tour.org) tells us there is a vote after the third reading, so it can still be defeated in the house. Ask the
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 31, 2006
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      John Smith of COUNT US Under I-69 (www.i69tour.org) tells us there is a vote
      after the third reading, so it can still be defeated in the house. Ask the
      Democrats to walk out, if the vote is not with us. Ask your friends in
      Republican districts to call their representatives.

      Greg
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      From : Brian Wright <bwright@...>
      Sent : Tuesday, January 31, 2006 3:14 PM
      To : <hec@...>
      Subject : Urgent Alert on HB 1008 Major Moves





      Special Legislative Alert

      THIS IS THE CRITICAL TIME! We need your help!

      Please call your state legislators. Tell them:

      "Vote NO on Major Moves. Vote NO on HB 1008!"

      State Representative: 800-382-9842

      State Senator: 800-382-9467

      Please call today!



      To find your legislator go to:

      http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/legislator/search/



      If passed, HB 1008 would:

      Allow the Governor to privatize our highways.
      Allow the Governor to lease the Indiana Toll Road to a foreign corporation
      for 75 years.
      Enable the construction of I-69 with funds from the Toll Road lease and
      allow deals with private foreign corporations to build, operate and collect
      tolls on I-69.


      HB 1008 is intended to raise funds for the new terrain I-69 and complete it
      as a toll road using SR 37 between Indianapolis and Bloomington as part of
      the route. We already pay a gas tax which built and maintains SR 37, but
      will now pay a second tax disguised as a "toll", that we otherwise would not
      have paid, so that the most expensive and destructive route for I-69 can be
      built.



      There are a lot of questions that should be answered before the legislature
      grants the Governor broad authority to privatize the state's transportation
      infrastructure:

      What kinds of input and oversight will the Legislature or the public have in
      privatization decisions?
      Will public information currently subject to disclosure still be subject to
      disclosure if it's generated by a private company instead of INDOT?
      Language in HB 1008 and "Article 14 Adverse Actions" in the contract with
      the company the Governor wants to lease the Indiana Toll Road to states that
      no governmental unit in Indiana can do anything that would negatively impact
      the fair market value of the toll road. If they do, the state would be
      subject to penalties or termination of the contract and possibly the REFUND
      OF THE $3.85 BILLION THE COMPANY PAID TO THE STATE.
      What does impacting the fair market value of the road mean? And, would it
      include such things as upgrading local roads? Insisting on certain safety
      standards or traveling requirements? Installing public transit systems that
      would compete with the toll road?


      PLEASE HELP STOP MAJOR MOVES and I-69!

      Calling your legislator at home is the best way to influence them. Be
      patient if you call the number at the Statehouse. Please call or email them
      today and request that they vote NO on HB 1008. If you don�t know who your
      legislator is or their home phone number, call or email HEC, call your local
      public library, or check the website listed above. Thank you for your
      help!



      Information from Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads and HEC. For more
      information email Tim Maloney at tmaloney@... or Brian Wright at
      bwright@....





      Tim Maloney

      Executive Director

      Hoosier Environmental Council

      1915 W. 18th St.

      Indianapolis, IN 46202

      (317) 685-8800 ext. 115
    • greg buck
      John Smith of COUNT US Under I-69 (www.i69tour.org) tells us there is a vote after the third reading, so it can still be defeated in the house. Ask the
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 31, 2006
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        John Smith of COUNT US Under I-69 (www.i69tour.org) tells us there is a vote
        after the third reading, so it can still be defeated in the house. Ask the
        Democrats to walk out, if the vote is not with us. Ask your friends in
        Republican districts to call their representatives.

        Greg
        -----------------------------------------------------------------
        From : Brian Wright <bwright@...>
        Sent : Tuesday, January 31, 2006 3:14 PM
        To : <hec@...>
        Subject : Urgent Alert on HB 1008 Major Moves





        Special Legislative Alert

        THIS IS THE CRITICAL TIME! We need your help!

        Please call your state legislators. Tell them:

        "Vote NO on Major Moves. Vote NO on HB 1008!"

        State Representative: 800-382-9842

        State Senator: 800-382-9467

        Please call today!



        To find your legislator go to:

        http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/legislator/search/



        If passed, HB 1008 would:

        Allow the Governor to privatize our highways.
        Allow the Governor to lease the Indiana Toll Road to a foreign corporation
        for 75 years.
        Enable the construction of I-69 with funds from the Toll Road lease and
        allow deals with private foreign corporations to build, operate and collect
        tolls on I-69.


        HB 1008 is intended to raise funds for the new terrain I-69 and complete it
        as a toll road using SR 37 between Indianapolis and Bloomington as part of
        the route. We already pay a gas tax which built and maintains SR 37, but
        will now pay a second tax disguised as a "toll", that we otherwise would not
        have paid, so that the most expensive and destructive route for I-69 can be
        built.



        There are a lot of questions that should be answered before the legislature
        grants the Governor broad authority to privatize the state's transportation
        infrastructure:

        What kinds of input and oversight will the Legislature or the public have in
        privatization decisions?
        Will public information currently subject to disclosure still be subject to
        disclosure if it's generated by a private company instead of INDOT?
        Language in HB 1008 and "Article 14 Adverse Actions" in the contract with
        the company the Governor wants to lease the Indiana Toll Road to states that
        no governmental unit in Indiana can do anything that would negatively impact
        the fair market value of the toll road. If they do, the state would be
        subject to penalties or termination of the contract and possibly the REFUND
        OF THE $3.85 BILLION THE COMPANY PAID TO THE STATE.
        What does impacting the fair market value of the road mean? And, would it
        include such things as upgrading local roads? Insisting on certain safety
        standards or traveling requirements? Installing public transit systems that
        would compete with the toll road?


        PLEASE HELP STOP MAJOR MOVES and I-69!

        Calling your legislator at home is the best way to influence them. Be
        patient if you call the number at the Statehouse. Please call or email them
        today and request that they vote NO on HB 1008. If you don�t know who your
        legislator is or their home phone number, call or email HEC, call your local
        public library, or check the website listed above. Thank you for your
        help!



        Information from Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads and HEC. For more
        information email Tim Maloney at tmaloney@... or Brian Wright at
        bwright@....





        Tim Maloney

        Executive Director

        Hoosier Environmental Council

        1915 W. 18th St.

        Indianapolis, IN 46202

        (317) 685-8800 ext. 115
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