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  •  Looks like PA actually went ahead and (1+ / 0-)
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    susanthe

    privatized theirs:

    http://truth-out.org/...

    These questions, adapted, slightly from the linked article, may be good ones to get a friendly legislature to bring to the legislature in the next few weeks:

    During the terms of any private contract, there likely will be many unanticipated situations the contract does not cover. For example, how will developments in transportation technology affect the bridges?

    Will New Hampshirites have to pay adverse-action compensation, if any changes to bridges become necessary due to new technologies or other causes?

    If the NH DOT starts making changes outside of a contract, how will it affect the parties' costs and responsibilities?

    How much will necessary adjustments that are required after the contract is signed affect cost in the long run? Will changes or repairs - especially after major events, such as floods or ice storms - be extra expensive?

    Will a contract take away the state's bargaining power?

    Right-to-know laws currently give the public the right to ask for public records. How will the public's right to know be affected once bridge-related activities become confidential, private business practices?

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    Can you help me make Green Planet Heroes happen?

    by radical simplicity on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 01:01:36 PM PDT

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