In Muscatine: Government Economics
Excerpted from this post at In Muscatine
How in the name of Sam Hill can revenues being going DOWN at a time when gasoline prices have been around all-time highs? Revenue can't help but go up when you are paying $3.00 for gas, or even $2.20 when it used to be $1.50. But there is another problem which needs to be addressed: Between 1999 and 2005, the number of miles of substandard pavement on the state's primary road system increased by 44 percent, to 2,836 miles, DOT officials said. This represents an increase in pavement rehabilitation needs of $366 million above existing needs. ...Why can't we do it like they do in Europe? According to the information I can dig up, potholes and repairs are the problem of construction company what built the road. And the time-frame the company is responsible is twenty years.