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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Pa. legislative Democrats' I-80 report worthless

Towanda Daily Review editorial on the "study" commissioned by House Democrats on a Turnpike lease.

One addition to my previous notes on the "study":

To show that a Turnpike lease could not generate enough revenue, the authors assume that traffic growth would be 1% annually (pg. 17). But they assume that under Act 44, Turnpike traffic would grow 2.5% per year (pg. 18).

In other words, they assumed Act 44 is better in order to reach a conclusion that Act 44 is better, to satisfy a group which paid them $75,000 (of taxpayers' money) to determine that Act 44 is better.

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