Isle leaders intently keep blind eye on rail’s budget
By David Shapiro
July 23, 2017
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Legislators refused to extend the half-cent rail excise tax during their regular session, repeatedly saying they didn’t trust [Mayor Kirk] Caldwell, HART or their numbers,” writes David Shapiro. “You’d think such concerns would have prompted lawmakers to demand an independent audit as a starting point for discussions about more money.”