Here we are folks. Patrick has said during his campaign he doesn’t want to raise the gas tax. I am not aware of DiMasi’s or Murray’s position on the issue (but would love to know.)
Funny thing about roads, bridges and mass transit. They allow people to get to work that helps build our economy. They allow people to get to social events, or bring their kids to school. They allow commerce to move. Without them we are virtual islands in this place we call Massachusetts.
As far as I can tell, the state has a $1.3 billion spending gap and even if all of DiMasi’s or all of Patrick’s suggestions go through it will not be enough fix this.
Let’s at least take care of one problem that keeps MA’s economy moving – raise the gas tax, start fixing our roads, bridges and mass transit so we can at least keep our transportation system in order, even if we cannot improve it.