Apparently Senator Casey and Senator Specter are taking separate positions on I-80 tolls in Pennsylvania.Â I think Center Daily is on drugs, because their positions sound the same to me:
But U.S. Sens. Arlen Specter and Robert Casey, in separate Ag Progress Days news conferences, took divergent stances.
Casey said he supports the position of Rendell, who signed Act 44, the state transportation funding bill, into law. The law calls for up to 10 tolling stations along the 311 miles of I-80, to be planned and managed by the state Turnpike Commission.
Of the Peterson amendment, Casey said: “I don’t think that’s a good idea — we need all the revenue we can get. … I don’t think it (the amendment) will carry the day in the Senate.”
Specter took a hands-off position, saying 511 of the 535 U.S. House and Senate members are from other states and alluding to a proper balance of federal and state authority.
“I-80 tolling has to be decided by the state government,” Specter said. “This is a Pennsylvania issue. You don’t want all the decisions coming out of Washington, D.C.”
The real news here is that Senator Casey is, in fact, alive, and speaking to the media. Seriously, I barely even know that Bob Casey exists, and I have a lot of Pennsylvania political issues and federal issues Google alerted. Arlen Specter may be a nut, but at least I know he’s there.
I’m not one to want my Senators to do anything for me really. But I at least like to know they are alive and have opinions.