7:53 AM, Apr. 30, 2012
Written by Paul C. Barton, Desert Sun Washington Bureau
Sen. Barbara Boxer found out the hard way: Highway legislation no longer presents the slam dunk it once did.
But now there is a glimmer of hope Congress might actually pass a multiyear federal highway bill this year, instead of relying on short-term extensions of the last bill, which passed in 2005 and expired in 2009.
After many fits and starts, the issue is finally headed to a House-Senate conference committee to work out a compromise bill as road needs in California and across the nation wait to be met.
For Boxer, a Rancho Mirage Democrat, highway programs fall squarely within her wheelhouse as chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee... FULL ARTICLE
Mon, April 30, 2012
by John Cox