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Poll: Should the Council Approve Tolls On New Sakonnet River Bridge?

The Portsmouth Town Council will take up this issue and others tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The Portsmouth Town Council will be asked to give their opinion on possible tolls on the new Sakonnet River bridge at tonight's meeting, reports The Providence Journal. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at .

According to The Journal, the council will be asked to oppose a plan by Gov. Lincoln Chafee to collect tolls on the . 

Rep. John G. Edwards will ask the council to support his resolution in favor of House Bill 7036, which would prevent tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Sponsors of this bill are Edwards, Rep. Raymond Gallison and Rep. Dan Reilly. 

The Tiverton Town Council endorsed the idea .

The bill, if approved, would not only prevent tolls on the bridge, but also the transfer of the bridge to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority without the General Assembly's permission. 

The Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently voted to ask lawmakers to pass new legislation, which would authorize them to .

Joe Sousa. March 26, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Every council in the East Bay should tell this Gov. GO TO HELL!!
Tom March 26, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Hey Joe, How come last week when there was a budget committee meeting you weren't there, but you were blogging on the patch?
Tom March 26, 2012 at 06:57 PM
If you're confused about what I am talking about I am pasting your post below. It clearly shows you posting on 3/22 at 8:01PM: Joe Sousa. 8:01 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2012 Every time we raise a tax higher than the surrounding state we end up loosing businesses and tax revenue. If the Tax was going to Educate these progressive liberals in the virtues of economics, I might consider it.
BD March 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Tom, you should cut Joe some slack for not attending. Maybe he was researching what the ARC payment for the police pension plan (is there really a plan, Joe?) is because clearly he didn't know.

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