Option to fix Delaware roads: Higher wholesale gas taxes Jonathan Starkey, The News Journal
“The governor is interested in getting revenue into the Transportation Trust Fund, which is chronically underfunded,” said Mike Barlow, Markell’s chief of staff. “There are a lot of major projects out there that need to be funded.”
Delaware Governor Markell cannot be trusted with one additional dime of taxpayer’s money! Markell and Alan’s wheeling and dealing with taxpayer’s money didn’t do the state’s budget any good nor did it yield the Fisker and Bloom jobs as promised.
Governor Markell is pissing away millions on his efforts to re-engineering public education creating unnecessarily jobs at the Delaware Department of Education. Then he has the nerve to create new state funded job for those DE DOE employees being paid with now expired federal Race to The Top funding.
Sure we want the potholes filled and road repaired and ungraded! However, Governor Markell cannot be trusted. He runs a stealth government via backdoor tactics including illegal e-mail accounts doing state business out of the eyes of FOIA.
The economy is expanding but no thanks to Jack Markell! The natural cycles of the world economy has swung. Markell brags about all the new jobs he created in Delaware but shows no new revenues.
“Bottom line is we’re looking at everything we can,” said House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, a Rehoboth Democrat, who would not rule out higher gas taxes. Schwartzkopf said the discussion about wholesale taxes dates to 2014, but added that “there’s no consensus on anything right now.”
Pete, do a top to bottom audit of the Delaware Department of Education and you’ll find some waste! Raising the gas tax by 5 cents isn’t going to break the bank! However, your loyalty to Jack Markell is very concerning! You’ve done all you can including bullying legislators to keep the wagons circled around Markell. You’ve enable Markell to become an obsessive self-serving dictator. The waste is there Pete! Go find it! And don’t forget Bloom didn’t delivery on those jobs. Defund Bloom!