Interstate 69

August 25, 2002

For more than a decade now, citizens from all walks of Southwestern Indiana life have looked state Democrats in the eye and said, "If you persist in destroying our environment and the communities we love through your I-69 payoff to your political pals in Evansville, we will make you pay."

August 25, 2002

For all practical purposes, Lt. Gov. Joe Kernan has maintained a public distance from the I-69 issue. But there is no doubt where the Democratic Party's presumptive candidate for governor in 2004 stands.

August 25, 2002

John Fernandez is indeed the perfect target for a sustained political offensive built around the I-69 boondoggle. His vulnerabilities extend well beyond the highway.

August 18, 2002

An in-depth analysis of campaign contributions from Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates (BLA) shows that the state's I-69 consultant has greased the palms of politicians on both sides of the aisle at a $55,000-a-year clip over the past three years.

August 10, 2002

Tom and Sandra Tokarski say Hoosiers across Indiana had better wake up to the economic realities of the I-69 highway extension through Southwest Indiana. Every taxpayer in the state will help pay for this billion-dollar transfer of taxpayer funds to the politically well connected every time they fill up their gas tanks.

August 4, 2002

Mind-numbing. Insulting. Corrupt.

How else could Indiana citizens characterize the arrogant disregard for the public interest displayed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for I-69 released last week by the Indiana Departmental of Transportation?

July 28, 2002

Agency to limit public input on plan

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is ready to move ahead with plans to ram Interstate 69 down the throats of the Bloomington community. And it appears that officials there are giving new meaning to the term duplicity.

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