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DRPA Won't Fund Soccer Stadium

DRPA Won't Fund Soccer Stadium
By Jeffrey Nash, Camden County Freeholder

The Delaware River Port Authority recently funded projects that will benefit the port economy and create jobs. The funds used for this purpose had been languishing on unproductive projects for more then eight years without any return on investment. Now, the money will be put to more productive use.

Unfortunately, there has been misinformation concerning the port authority's reallocation of these funds. The money will not be used to build a soccer stadium in Chester, Pa., as reported, and there is little connection between the use of the port authority's economic development accounts and the cost to motorists who use the bridges.

Notwithstanding the misinformation, any significant spending by the port authority understandably strikes a nerve with a suspicious public. That concern today is fueled by memories of past spending practices by former administrations.

Read the rest of the op-ed at the Courier-Post Online.

Local-sponsored bills advance

From the the Gloucester County Times:

A number of measures, sponsored by local legislators, were recently approved by the state Legislature including:

· A bill, sponsored by Sen. Fred Madden, that would require wheelchair-bound riders in passenger vehicles to be secured for their own safety, now heads to the governor's desk to be signed into law.

·The sale of flavored cigarettes, other than menthol, would be banned under a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandra Love.

·A bill that would prohibit advertisers from sending unwelcome and unsolicited advertisements to consumers via text messaging was approved by the Assembly.

Read the rest of the article online at the Gloucester County Times.


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