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State mulls pay-by-mile gas tax in response to fuel-efficient cars

http://www.komonews.com

SEATTLE -- Cars are becoming more and more fuel-efficient, and you would think that's a good thing. But Washington state is actually losing money because of it and as a result, the state is now considering a "pay-by-mile" tax. The state predicts gas tax collected today won't add up to enough cash to pay for future road projects. Drivers of fuel-efficient cars are spending less at the pump, which means they are paying less in gas tax while driving the same amount of miles.

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Amish men jailed for refusing to pay traffic fines

http://www.cbsnews.com

Another case of civil disobedience from the Amish. These Amish value their independence and do not recognize the authority of the state. Not a repeat.

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Amish men ordered to jail after refusing to pay fines on buggy

http://www.courier-journal.com

Mose Yoder was told he owed $158 in fines and court costs for refusing to display a bright orange-red safety triangle on the back of his horse-drawn buggy. Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks sentenced nine Amish men to between three and 10 days in jail, beginning late Monday night, for their refusal to pay the fines on religious grounds.

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Missouri Temporarily Suspends More Red-Light Cameras

http://www.kmbc.com

The Missouri Department of Transportation has put the brakes on any more red-light cameras on state highways.

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Town in England turns off traffic lights

http://www.youtube.com

The town of Portishead, England shut off its traffic lights for about a month as an experiment. Did this result in chaos and carnage? No. Actually, it worked so well the light-off trial became permanent. Traffic density increased while travel time decreased. Pedestrians also found that they were arriving at their destinations in less time.

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But who will build the ROADS???

http://www.lewrockwell.com

This article about El Salvador has this wonderful paragraph:

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Mass. Bureaucrats Fighting Over Who Can Hold Road Construction Signs

http://www.boston.com

The incident Tuesday was the latest flare-up in an increasingly tense dispute between the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation over the use of civilian flaggers at city construction sites overseen by the state.

State officials say they want to use civilian flaggers, allowed under a new state law, to save money; police in Boston and elsewhere, who can earn huge amounts of money working at construction sites, have argued that public safety is better served by having officers, rather than civilians, working the jobs.

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