Never in favor of pay as you go, almost-Governor Jim Gibbons has chosen to tap into the powers of magical thinking to fund state road projects. Gibbons has rejected recommendations from a state task force and still-Gube Kenny Guinn to pay for desperately needed road work with raises in gas taxes and driver’s license fees. (RJ)
Funny, I thought Gibbons liked task forces.
Instead, Gibbons will use the one-shot so-called “surplus”–if there is any left after the next legislature meets–and “creative thinking” to fund road work.
Now, that’s the scariest part. Expecting “creative thinking” from Gibbons, or a task force with Jim GibSON on it.
Oh, by the way, RJ, I believe the Ty Cobb (Sr) on the transportation committee is not the crazy Ty Cobb (Jr) from the Assembly, as your own paper recently noted. If Cobb Junior were on the committee, then we all might as well drink a fifth of scotch and go speeding down the 15, since we’re all going to die on that nasty piece of road anyway.
Martinovich said she endorses NDOT’s existing road work plans, including the widening of Interstate 15 north and south of downtown Las Vegas; widening U.S. Highway 95 between Las Vegas and Henderson and in the far northwest Las Vegas Valley; a U.S. Highway 93 bypass around Boulder City; and building new Las Vegas Beltway interchanges at I-15,
U.S. 95 and Summerlin Parkway.
“The projects identified in Clark County, it’s pretty much every road leading in and out of Las Vegas,” she said.