I wanted to let you know that John Carlevale from State of the State will be re-broadcasting the panel show discussing tolls on the Sakonnet Bridge. Dates and times are below.
Here is a great question that appeared in one of the blogs on this subject. "Do you believe that it is fair, moral, and legal to transfer bridge and road funding from the East Bay to the remainder of the state, when the money is derived from the RI gas tax, the RI income and sales tax, other RI taxes and fees, and from the Federal give back of federal taxes to RI for bridges and roads? Wouldn’t that be the same as using the toll money to supplement the entire RI DOT budget for the entire State of RI, at the expense of the East Bay? "
No matter what part of RI you live in, I would hope that you would speak against this inequitable toll. We must all stand together. This is just the beginning of a very agressive agenda to add more taxes to Rhode Island citizens.
Program Two: 9-13-2012 Sakonnet Bridge Toll
Guests: Rob Coulter; Marina Peterson Guest/Host: Larry Fitzmorris Produced: September 13, 2012 Run time: 30 minutes
The Rhode Island General Assembly has decided to place a toll on the Sakonnet Bridge. Users of the bridge are predictably unhappy with this prospect as they find the user fee will be burdensome and excessive, not only to residents but also to non-residents and businesses providing services to residents and to the general flow of commerce to and from and across the island community. In researching this question, the guests have discovered some other matters, which underscore their concern and protest. PUBLIC HEARINGS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED.
Broadcast dates, times and channels
Saturday, Nov 24 and Dec 1 at 11:00 PM on Cox channel 13, Verizon channel 32, and Full Channel 9
Sunday, Nov 25 and Dec 2 at 8:00 AM on Cox channel 13, Verizon channel 32, and Full Channel 9
Monday, Nov 26 and Dec 3 at 9:00 PM on Cox channel 18, Verizon channel 31, and Full Channel 9
Thursday, Nov 29 and Dec 6 at 9:00 PM on Cox channel 18, Verizon channel 31, and Full Channel 9
Note: Cox channel 18 and Verizon 31 are local broadcast in Kent County only, which includes Coventry; East Greenwich; Warwick; West Warwick; and West Greenwich.
For broadcast information on public access television in Rhode Island, go to www.stateofthestateri.com
To view archived videos, go to http://vimeo.com/channels/365354