Thursday, April 4, 2013

House Republicans to Offer Alternative Transportation Finance Plan

House Republican lawmakers, led by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones (R–North Reading), Representative Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk), ranking Republican on the Joint Committee on Transportation, and Representative Peter Durant (R-Spencer) will hold a press conference this afternoon to unveil the House Republican Caucus’ transportation finance plan.

The plan, offered by House Republicans, comes on the heels of transportation finance proposals submitted by Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray as well as Governor Patrick’s plan of close to $2 billion in additional revenue. However, unlike previous proposals which rely heavily on tax revenue, the legislation offered by the Republican Caucus forgoes any attempt to raise taxes on Massachusetts’ residents.

Representatives Jones, Howitt, and Durant will be joined by members of the House Republican Caucus.

The press conference will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. outside of Room 124 in the State House.