Feds: Tell Us What You Think of CRTPO

At yesterday’s  toll summit the NCDOT repeated the Governor’s mantra: he won’t cancel the contract unless the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) directs him to.

Charlotte’s lone delegate counts for 46% of the CRTPO vote, so Charlotte decides on 50 years of tolls through Lake Norman…and Charlotte didn’t even bother to attend the meeting.

Clearly, CRTPO is broken but they’ve never had to answer to anyone.Until now.

You see, every four years CRTPO’s public involvement process must be reviewed by the Federal Highway Authority.  The FHWA has the authority to de-certify CRTPO.

The review period is happening from now until December 15, and the Feds are accepting public comments Let’s send them thousands!   We know it’s Thanksgiving week, but will you please take a moment and and add your voice?

You can cut and paste below and add your own thoughts as well:

Loretta.Barren@dot.gov

Subject: CRTPO Public Involvement Process

Dear Ms. Barren-

The CRTPO is in need of reform. During the past several years they have minimized or ignored public input. With a very lop-sided voting structure, one city benefits greatly while the needs of the other towns and the region are ignored.

For example:

  • During the July 2015 public comment period, CRTPO received over 700 individual comments opposing the P3.0 TIP.  CRTPO approved the TIP citing, among other reasons, the fact that the TIP had to be approved quickly or they risked losing federal allocation in October.  Therefore, the public comment period was moot.
  • While developing the P4.0 project list, CRTPO received over 250 public comments urging adoption.  At their September 16, 2015 meeting, CRTPO took the extremely unusual step of postponing approval. In direct opposition to public comments, CRTPO subsequently removed a project from the list and approved the list at their next meeting.
  • On May 23, 2013 CRTPO (then MUMPO) Chairwoman Sarah MacAulay unilaterallydenied all citizens the opportunity to comment during the public comment period. Eighteen had signed up to speak on the controversial I-77 private toll project.
  • At their December 12, 2013 CRTPO meeting, TCC staff recommended against including a public comment period for TCC meetings.  CRTPO accepted this recommendation. A public comment period for TCC meetings does not exist.
  • The public comment period policy for MUMPO meetings used to be three minutes per person and ten minutes per group. CRTPO revised this to limit the public comment period to twenty minutes total, regardless of the number of speakers or groups.
  • Groups wishing to make a formal presentation must notify CRTPO ten days in advance.
  • Mr. Ned Curran serves as an alternate delegate for NCDOT Divisions 10 & 12. Curran is also Chairman of the NCDOT Board and CEO of Bissel, a major land developer and property manager in South Charlotte. On August 19, 2015, Curran voted for the P3.0 TIP as the Division 12 delegate. I believe it is a conflict of interest for a major land developer to decide road and transportation improvement projects.
  • Ms. Sarah McAulay serves as Chair of CRTPO. On August 19, 2015, McAulay introduced a motion to approve the P3.0 TIP which includes seven Huntersville projects. McAulay owns or co-owns three properties with direct frontage to at least one or more of the projects and six properties in close proximity to one or more projects.  I believe it is aconflict of interest for a CRTPO member to decide road improvement projects from which they may directly benefit.

These comprise serious flaws in the CRTPO’s planning process, have seriously eroded public trust and fail to serve the public interest. Per 23 U.S.C. (i)(5) and 49 U.S.C. 1607 I am therefore requesting you reject CRTPO’s certification until substantial reforms are completed.

Sincerely,

Name

Town

58 Responses to Feds: Tell Us What You Think of CRTPO

  1. Robin Burns says:

    The CRPTO is not working in the best interest of all of the people that it is supposed to represent and should be c.Decommissioned

  2. Joyce Crook says:

    Stop this insanity!! You are not an autonomous entity. The people are the real owners of the roadways as they are the ones who will pay the ultimate price. And they, WE, do not want this. Either stop this immediately or have the integrity to answer finally and TRULY why you won’t. What are you gaining from going AGAINST the people who must use the I-77 corridor?

  3. Marie Watts says:

    The CRPTO is not and did not listen to the voters before this project was decided upon.
    Please we do not need toll roads widen I 77.

  4. Ron Toney says:

    A main artery for everyone between Charlotte and Statesville NC. Tolls are not the answer! This area has been allowed to grow so big fast and the interstate is a main artery for trucking, travel and homes and business who have paid big taxes on property, vehicles, gasoline, car inspections , tags and licenses along with the millions in building permits. Tolls to solve the major increase in us of I77 is wrong and unacceptable. Will you do this in every area that grows? Then don’t tax all of the above if you’re going to add another burden of payment on the residents etc. You already got your money so use it where it belongs. What sis you do with our money?

  5. Michael McCarthy says:

    With all the hard work that small business has endured to stay open during the present economy, adding additional burden by limiting access is absurd. The CRPTO has not taken the public’s best interest in this decision and they should be held accountable for this.

  6. Mike Dunn says:

    Transportation Secretary Fox, The I-77 toll plan may have stated with good intentions; however under CRPTO, the project has morphed and mushroomed into a non-solution to our traffic needs and economic development. CRPTO has lost the public trust and in not acting in the public’s best interests. Most public supporters and those who are indifferent to our calls for sanity are becoming un-elected and this will continue with the growing public rage. Please stop this lunacy. Too many officials have admitted to not reading the contract before ratifying. We need some to push the reset button. Our solution: After stopping this contract 1. Ether do nothing for the time being or 2. add one simple lane each way on I-77 from exit 36 to the existing four lane. That’s it. Thank you, in advance, for your leadership concerning this problem.

  7. Donna says:

    I live in Iredell county and work in Charlotte. This is the safest and most direct route to my place of work. Myself and a large number of people who work in Charlotte….disagree with building a toll road on 77 and want our voices to be heard. Widen I77 !

  8. Dave says:

    I commute daily from Charlotte to Statesville and home again and spend about 3 hours each day behind the wheel because of the congested conditions on I-77 (northbound and southbound) between Exits 23 and 31. It is no exaggeration to describe this situation as absurd, given the age of this highway and the fact that it should have been widened to 3 general purpose lanes in each direction instead of the existing 2. The proposed toll lane project is prohibitively expensive, will not relieve congestion, and will likely leave the taxpayers holding the bag due to the revenue shortfall. Cancel this project and give the taxpayers what they have been paying for … a usable highway minus the dangerous congestion.

  9. Paula Napper says:

    The CRPTO knows that they have people between a lake and a hard place, that is why I77 between Charlotte and Mooresville is getting the toll road. There are only a couple of viable north/south roads between those two cities and the CRPTO is taking full advantage of that. This toll project needs to be stopped, and a widening of I77 needs to continue.

  10. Don Bickel says:

    This was a true behind the scenes deal. This board does not the represent the needs of our community.

  11. Stephanie Parish says:

    This is one of the dumbest things this state is going as if your traffic is bad enough I’m site there’s plenty of things we could do to improve our rds.

  12. Kathy and Dan Butterfieeld says:

    CRTPO has voted to make the LKN area its slave…because they can. This “managed lane” contract with a corrupt, failed, foreign company, is nothing more than class warfare at its zenith. IT NEEDS TO BE CANCELLED NOW.

  13. Peter Voorhees says:

    The CRPTO is a scam. They are only looking out for their own personal interests, not the people that drive these roads. Please re-think this silly plan for toll roads NOW!

  14. DJ says:

    Toll roads and hot lanes are a horrible idea and CRTPO did not vote to represent the people who drive I77 on a daily basis. The congestion is maddening and toll/hot lanes will DO NOTHING to relieve it. STOP the insanity of the toll road and build general purpose lanes. You are giving our tax dollars to politicians and a corrupt spanish company. Abysmal!!!

  15. Stephen says:

    A toll lane on I-77 is a horrible idea. It is such a bad idea that it has to be assumed that the corruption goes all the way to the governor’s mansion. Someone’s pockets are getting filled.

  16. Denise francis says:

    Nothing about this toll road feels right, especially to 50 year commitment . I say “no” to the toll road!

  17. Caroline Cave says:

    I spent 45 minutes one-way on a daily commute that should have taken 20. Widening 77, not taxing drivers, is the only viable solution. The answer to a traffic problem cannot be to reward wealthy travelers on the backs of commuters who must pay the tolls in order to work.

  18. Samantha Edwards says:

    It’s absolutely ridiculous ! How they’re doing this and I am very disappointed in our political party for allowing it to happen. This isn’t for the citizens. This is for the governor and the Mexican company. Please get rid of Pat MCCory at the next election and anyone else who supports the toll lanes. The tolls will do nothing for Huntersville, Cornelius and Lake Norman, but cause people to avoid the area. The local business will suffer.

    • Ronald Vanderbilt says:

      Stop the tolls. CRPTO has not listened to the Lake Norman community. It has been a windfall for the City of Charlotte and a select few who have or will profit from it’s decisions. State contracts and roadway improvement expenditures should stay in the State of North Carolina or at least the US. Contracting for 50 years with a foreign company is disgraceful. The State legislature needs to mandate all local, county or state contracts be let only to US corporations based in the United States. The Federal government likewise should not grant federal highway dollars to any state that contracts with companies based outside the US for infrastructure improvements. CRPTO needs to be changed to one vote for each jurisdiction. Allowing Charlotte,the county or any town the power to control the decision making process is unjust.

  19. Bonnie Shockley says:

    Pleas did not go through with the tolls. It will cripple a already congested area and lead to decreasing revenue for business. Let’s cancel the contract and just put in a lane . And then plan for future expansions.

  20. alice says:

    I lived in this area over 22 years and have seen increasing traffic the past 15 years, especially on 77 from Mooresville to Charlotte. I feel for those people driving to work in this area. To make people pay to go a few miles is ridiculous. We never had a vote as citizens here, and not sure when so many Americans need jobs we would go with a company in Spain. Also, haven’t several of their projects failed and not made money? I hear the toll in Raleigh is not used enough either. Seems like a lose/lose for people here. Widen without tolls.

  21. Esther Boone says:

    This is an extremely ill advised plan. In the 30+ years I’ve lived here, this is next to the worst plan ever.

  22. Debra M. says:

    The time is long over due for a change in the CRTPO. The arrogance of some of it’s members, turning a deaf ear to the will of the majority just for the sake of personal and professional gain is unforgivable. TOLLS are not an option for our small area. I77 is our only route to schools, businesses, our homes. We have no other choice but to travel from exit to exit to get to our destinations. For the CRTPO to just ignore the folks whose lives will actually be affected by this decision, is just wrong! This is not Atlanta, Dallas or D.C. TOLLS will not solve our congestion problem and the NCDOT have admitted it! Please get involved! We need your help!

  23. Brian S says:

    One word on CRTPO ….Corruption

  24. Cody Mosteller says:

    On my trips to DC and back, I have driven past the express lanes on the way. They are almost empty while the right 4-5 lanes remain full. Most people are not going to use these lanes. A few express lanes are not going to solve the outright dangerous situation presented every morning and evening.

    I commute daily on I-485 and there are lanes not being used just because officials want to use them as part of I-77 and 74 express lanes sometime in 2019. The lanes between HWY51 and Providence Rd are dangerous to say the least.

    I realize that motorcycles can get a free pass for the express lanes, where is that supposed to mount?

    Guys this express lane project is delaying much needed lane openings in other places. I was nearly hit on my motorcycle this morning due to lane congestion and an inattentive driver. Why are our officials delaying safety?

  25. Douglas Agan says:

    Toll lanes are simply shameful. Someone’s pockets are getting full of taxpayer money!

  26. Virginia Buckingham says:

    Pat doesn’t care what the cost to us the tax payer for the next fifty years, or the children that will be born over the next thirty years that will have this burden of paying for the toll road. Widening I-77 all the way to I-40 would make the most sense, but our governor just wants to make sure his friends that own land off of I-77 would have an exit ramp so they can develop their land and make a pretty penny. To what end do we the people count, is it just for our votes so they can help each other make more money for themselves and their friends while we the tax payer suffer!Our Mayor doesn’t go to the meetings, Vi Lyles went once but she doesn’t listen to what is being said because she is either eating or playing on her I pad / but she made sure she gave her 46 % of votes for the toll road. When you have people like this in office who clearly are not doing their job for the people then, all I can say is GOD HELP US ALL for they have voted fools into office..

  27. Brent Zande says:

    I have 64 employees in Huntersville and all but a small handful are in the mess that is a lack of planning called I-77 every day. It is hurting my company that the leaders have not properly respected the people. Come sit with me in traffic everyday at almost any hour and lets talk about what is best. 50 years stuck in a contract that allows for no improvement to parallel roads or the major artery through the states biggest city is a scary and likely corrupt deal. Back out of the deal, pay the penalty, raise taxes if you need to, but get us a road that we can use.

  28. Steven Schultze says:

    Loretta.Barren@dot.gov
    Subject: CRTPO Public Involvement Process

    Dear Ms. Barren-

    The CRTPO is in need of reform. During the past several years they have minimized or ignored public input. With a very lop-sided voting structure, one city benefits greatly while the needs of the other towns and the region are ignored.

    For example:

    During the July 2015 public comment period, CRTPO received over 700 individual comments opposing the P3.0 TIP. CRTPO approved the TIP citing, among other reasons, the fact that the TIP had to be approved quickly or they risked losing federal allocation in October. Therefore, the public comment period was moot.
    While developing the P4.0 project list, CRTPO received over 250 public comments urging adoption. At their September 16, 2015 meeting, CRTPO took the extremely unusual step of postponing approval. In direct opposition to public comments, CRTPO subsequently removed a project from the list and approved the list at their next meeting.
    On May 23, 2013 CRTPO (then MUMPO) Chairwoman Sarah MacAulay unilaterallydenied all citizens the opportunity to comment during the public comment period. Eighteen had signed up to speak on the controversial I-77 private toll project.
    At their December 12, 2013 CRTPO meeting, TCC staff recommended against including a public comment period for TCC meetings. CRTPO accepted this recommendation. A public comment period for TCC meetings does not exist.
    The public comment period policy for MUMPO meetings used to be three minutes per person and ten minutes per group. CRTPO revised this to limit the public comment period to twenty minutes total, regardless of the number of speakers or groups.
    Groups wishing to make a formal presentation must notify CRTPO ten days in advance.
    Mr. Ned Curran serves as an alternate delegate for NCDOT Divisions 10 & 12. Curran is also Chairman of the NCDOT Board and CEO of Bissel, a major land developer and property manager in South Charlotte. On August 19, 2015, Curran voted for the P3.0 TIP as the Division 12 delegate. I believe it is a conflict of interest for a major land developer to decide road and transportation improvement projects.
    Ms. Sarah McAulay serves as Chair of CRTPO. On August 19, 2015, McAulay introduced a motion to approve the P3.0 TIP which includes seven Huntersville projects. McAulay owns or co-owns three properties with direct frontage to at least one or more of the projects and six properties in close proximity to one or more projects. I believe it is aconflict of interest for a CRTPO member to decide road improvement projects from which they may directly benefit.
    These comprise serious flaws in the CRTPO’s planning process, have seriously eroded public trust and fail to serve the public interest. Per 23 U.S.C. (i)(5) and 49 U.S.C. 1607 I am therefore requesting you reject CRTPO’s certification until substantial reforms are completed. What makes you think any of the people in this area want toll lanes or that can afford them. This is the most ridiculous idea for 77 that anyone could come up with. Who is it good for, the idiots that are making money on it. Shame on anyone that thinks this toll lanes idea is good for this area. You have no right to do this without hearing from the people first.

    Sincerely,

    Steven Schultze

    Huntersville

    Town

  29. Betty Tarle says:

    Insanity!!! 50 years? Contract not put out for rebid with changes in terms. Fraud? Corrupt? Definitely sad.

  30. Raul Sanchez says:

    CRTPO is nothing more than a corporation that is for rich, not NC people

  31. Shawn Eckles says:

    Please do not build tolls along I-77.

  32. Bridget Rainey says:

    The CRTPO should be de-certified- it does not represent the communities that it has power over.

  33. Robin Fink says:

    As a small business owner in the Lake Norman area I do not feel like the CRTPO has our best interest in mind. I will never use the toll roads and I travel back & forth from Huntersville to Mooresville daily. Please look at this group to see where their loyalties are. It is not with the citizens that are in our area.

  34. Jessica Thomas says:

    We have traveled through the this corridor for 20 years and finally decided to google why the traffic hadn’t been addressed. Horrible! I would consider casting the net wider and making travelers aware of why they won’t widen I-77. Get some multistate awareness happening and push for ppl to boycott stopping anywhere in Charolotte until it is fixed. No gas, food, or lodging stops. Admittedly it would need a lot of publicity and national attention, eastern coast at least. Good luck folks. I had lots of timet o observe this headache sitting in traffic through this stretch today.

  35. Patricia Conder says:

    Imagine this…..I’m a business person. I make a business deal that WILL cost millions of dollars with current and future shareholder monies with a sketchy company from Spain, that has multiple lawsuits pending and closed in Europe, who has divisions that have declared bankruptcy, who starts work on said deal with an open and pending lawsuit and who wants all rights to my product for the next 50 years AND WILL CHARGE ME IF I WANT TO MAKE A NEW VERSION OF MY PRODUCT, exactly where do you think I’d be now……yes, the unemployment line.

  36. Peter Turpin says:

    We need more open, free lanes. We already pay for our highways with our taxes, why do you not listen to us when we say that we don’t want the toll lanes? Widen I 77, don’t choke it for the next 50 years.

  37. Will Rotz says:

    The insanity has to end! When you review this logically there is nothing in the ‘deal’ that benefits the people of our area. I’m sure someone is benefiting… maybe the Feds should look into that. Wouldn’t be the first time to find corruption in Charlotte government, and now maybe in the NC governors chair! The projects sticks of corruption, miss-management and flat out bribery.

    As a 8 year resident in Cornelius I certainly do not want this.

  38. Richard Strube says:

    We pay enough in taxes now , who has been pushing this, not the public, just a few who are lining there pockets Widen i 77 don’t choke it down.The Toll is not the answer to this problem.

  39. Vernelle Ford says:

    Very concerned with planning and future transportation needs of the area…With the completed intermodal facility near the airport, truck traffic on Charlotte’s main arteries will over-burdened our small towns in the near future. If trucks are not be allowed to use the toll lanes, how will our small towns deal with it as they are not allowed improvements on US21 and 115 for the 50 year period with the current contractual limitations . Fifty years is a long time…I’ve lived in the area for less that 20 years and the changes that have occurred in the lake area were unimaginable at the time we relocated to the area. We need decision-making that looks at the whole area and it’s transportation needs, not just the tunnel vision of a few business leaders and politicians looking for a quick solution to our traffic problems..

  40. ann gibert says:

    A toll lane on 77 is a ridiculous boondoggle! Widen the damn road and have done with it, or make the whole road a toll road (like the Mass Pike and the NY Thruway). The toll lane being proposed here is another example of NC’s short-sighted view of make a way for the privileged at the expense of everyone else.

  41. Debbie Harris says:

    Please…listen to the people who are affected by the tolls and cancel the project. This is so typical…more of being forced to having something we are clearly against. What has happeded to officals representing the people.

  42. David Love says:

    The CRPTO is a fraud. WE, THE PEOPLE, DO NOT WANT TOLL LANES ON I-77!!!

  43. Tanya L says:

    Please stop the tolls. The public has spoken and they are not wanted. There has to be a better way…..

  44. Joann Miller says:

    This is a bad contract. It is too long. It takes control from NC and local government and gives it to foreign nationals. There are not enough entrances/exits and where they are located is determined by the Toll company completely, yet obligates the NC taxpayer to pay if the tolls do not produce a profit. I could go on and on about what is not right about this. Why
    are we even considering this?

  45. Dawn says:

    This has been the most underhanded thing ever pushed down on the citizens of the Lake Norman area. We have had no say-so, and everyone who has vocally opposed has been told it’s ‘too late.’ It is not too late. Stop this toll road madness now.

  46. Dan Callaghan says:

    Simply put CRPTO, has failed to properly represent those living in the area!

  47. Linda White says:

    Stop this corruption & deceit! You’re not fooling anyone & it will be remembered as well as who is behind it.

  48. 77X Rider says:

    Charlotte also had a heavy hand in the “Fast Lanes” studies that ultimately recommended toll lanes. CDOT, not NCDOT, even does the traffic modeling for CRTPO.

    CRTPO (or previously called MUMPO before Iredell was added) gave their rubber stamp of approval at each step, from original studies to ultimate private concessions.

  49. Corie says:

    As a resident of Lake Norman I feel that we definitely are getting a raw deal. I travel from my home to my office in Charlotte 24 miles. On a good day I can make the commute in the morning in 45 minutes. My evening commute during rush hour is every bit of an hour and a half. Even staying at work until 7:00 PM to avoid sitting and waiting my gas on the highway it takes 40 minutes mainly because others have the same idea. This has affected my quality of life and valuable time spent with my family… If the powers that be think the answer is adding A TOLL LANE is the answer then they are truly miss guided and have not had to sit in that mess daily!!! One things for sure that TOLL LANE will never see one red cent of mine.

  50. Terry says:

    Cancel the project now. I can’t believe the CRTPO continues to push the project forward. The people have spoken. There is so many flaws in this project. I’m have no confidence they even read the contract. 100 million dollar cancellation charge. Really WHO agreed to that? This is a complete injustice to the tax payers. The approval process is corrupted and I don’t feel like the right people are in charge of making this decision

  51. D Cannon says:

    I sent mine… we need to flood her in box.
    Send her an email and encourage others to do the same.

  52. Liz Winkler says:

    Toll lanes is double taxation and is just plain WRONG. Adding toll lanes is not the answer. Our taxes should be able to pay for widening I-77 with extra lanes. Every other city I have lived in has not added any toll lanes and has added extra lanes to their highways using tax payer money, no need for tolls.

  53. Liz Winkler says:

    Anyone else notice how they have already ” started work” on 77? They have painted a yellow line on left side and there are scrape marks every few feet on the right side? They keep saying the work has already started and work is already being done so it is too late. NOT TRUE! I believe this is just to make the public feel this fight is over and we need to just give up and accept it. Join the fight afainst the tolls. NO TOLLS!

  54. Dave says:

    This toll lane project is a bad deal for the taxpayers of North Carolina. Who in their right minds would sign a contract that obliges us to pay for sub-standard lanes that cannot handle semi-tractor trailer rigs, obliges us to pay more monies in addition to our taxes in order to be able to move with any real speed to any point between Charlotte and Statesville, obliges the taxpayers to make up for any profit shortfall to a company with a history of financial impropriety, and furthermore does not solve any of the problems it purports to be solving? Please cancel this project. The people of North Carolina demand it.

  55. Mark Howlett says:

    Deat Ms Barren,

    I’m writing you today to express my concerns regarding the I-77 toll project. It is evident that new information has become available since the contract was signed that would allow the state to cancel the contract with Cintra. This information has become available to the local residents, our local politicians and our local chambers of commerce. All are opposed to the I-77 toll project and all have expressed their will to halt the project publicly as well as written requests to the governor and NCDOT. How can the will of tens, even hundreds of thousands of affected citizens be ignored? It is also clear that for the toll project to be financially viable for Cintra, traffic on the public non toll lanes will have to congest! Worse yet big rigs (18 wheelers and even large three axle trucks ) are not allowed to travel on the toll lanes, further congesting the public lanes. Even worse NASCAR teams rely entirely on trucks to haul goods, materials and the transportation of their cars and teams to and from their home bases in Mooresville (Race City), Cornelius and Huntersville. Every big team in NASCAR is based in these three towns and every team is worth an estimated 300 million or more! This is a multi billion dollar industry. Are they going to stay and continue to enrich our local economy if they cant get in or out?

    If this project continues to move forward the citizens of this area will be held hostage for 50 years by a foreign based company that owns and tolls our roads? Are you kidding me? The cost to drive from Mooresville to Charlotte on the toll road is projected to be $20!!!. $400 a month for a commuter just to get to work in a reasonable amount of time. Who can afford that? Certainly the wealthy but this is a mortgage payment for most of us. If this money was staying her and enriching the local economy, it would still be bad but it’s going to Spain!

    American government was designed to be of the people, for the people and by the people. Please explain what is going on here when the people highest in state government are ignoring the will of the people? There’s only one possible answer and it’s obvious and it stinks.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and I’ll look forward to hearing your response to the above questions.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Howlett

    Cornelius NC.

  56. Olaf Walter says:

    Sadly, the current administration in Raleigh is seemingly just as bad as the previous one. One of the Governor’s main goals is to bring new companies to the state and, likely, to this area. With one swift signature he doomed the area along the planned toll road because it will disqualify any new employer to draw from the labor pool north and south of his/her respective location because of the traffic problems.

    Raleigh, open your ears: nobody will use the toll lanes. The only thing gained is that we know we have to cough up $80 million or so per year to guarantee the negotiated revenue to a foreign company (WHAT???). Not sure if you ever heard of sunk cost. Let’s pay the penalty and move on.

    Is it just me or does it seem that most politicians on State and Federal levels have lost any common sense these days?

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