Editorial: Vote Yes
On Both Ballot Initiatives
The first initiative would secure existing funding for transportation improvements by placing the Special Transportation Fund, mostly funded by gas and petroleum taxes, into a “lockbox.” While not quite as strong as we would like this initiative would make it far more difficult for the General Assembly and Governor from raiding these funds to cover cost overruns in the General fund.
The second initiative prevent the midnight sale of state assets to friends of the administration. While the sale of some state properties may be required, these transactions should all be given in the light of day through open public bidding.