Opsommer: Bill could create government sanctioned monopolies

Posted on May 28th, 2010 Dan

From MI Rep Paul Opsommer

P3 LEGISLATION, DRIC BRIDGE TWO SEPARATE ISSUES SAYS OPSOMMER

“We run the risk of creating government sanctioned monopolies if we just turn existing infrastructure over to a concessionaire who then places tolls on it.
And if ownership is transferred to a mixed-government authority, we need to make sure those are Michigan-based governments. I do not want officials in Canada, Ohio, or Indiana setting our toll rates, exercising eminent domain, or making other decisions for our citizens.”

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