Northern Kentucky

19

Apr
2014

Support the Transportation Empowerment Act

The Federal Highway Trust Fund

The U.S. Interstate Highway System was created by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. The Highway Trust Fund was created by the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 and provides the revenue for the interstate highway system and other federal-aid highway programs. The motor fuel tax (currently 18.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.3 cents per gallon on diesel fuel) is the most well-known tax. Other products taxed are special fuel, gasohol, ethanol/methanol, truck tires, truck sales, and truck use. The 1956 act set an expiration date of 1972, which has been extended several times by later legislation (Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System).

The Federal Highway Trust Fund is going Broke

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected in January 2012 that the fund’s Highway Account will become insolvent during 2013, and the Mass Transit Account insolvent in 2014. At the end of fiscal year 2014, the current federal highway bill will expire. Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced recently that he wants a new highway bill on the House floor by August of this year.

What’s Wrong with the Current System?

Not surprisingly when the federal government involves itself in managing a program it inevitably ends up broken. Let’s examine a few problems with the current Federal Highway Trust Fund.

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9

Apr
2014

Grant County Activities

What:  Come join with Matt Bevin-candidate for United States Senate 
When: April 16th 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Where:   Nobles Restaurant  Ext 144  I-75 & Hwy 330   Corinth, Ky 
 
What:  Grant County Tea Party meeting.  Guest Speaker: Chris Gallagher from Freedom Works.  Introduction of local candidates
When:  April 24th  7:00pm to 9:00 pm 
Where:  Dry Ridge Toyota Dealership  9 Taft Hwy  i-75 & Exit 159  Upstairs meeting room
 
What:  Grant County Tea Party meeting.  Speaker: Congressman  Thomas Massie 
When:  May 16th  7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:  Dry Ridge Toyota Dealership meeting  9Taft Hwy 1-75 & Exit 159  Upstairs meeting room

8

Apr
2014

Agenda 21 and the Urban Forestry Board

A recent article in the Enquirer ridiculed Agenda 21 opponents as conspiracy theorists and diminished their concerns about the implementation of programs that are expensive to tax payers and violate private property rights. Tom FitzGerald, president of the Kentucky Resources Council asserted that Agenda 21 doesn’t involve taking private property (Agenda 21: UN plot or conspiracy theory?, 2014). Although that might be true for now, there are certainly zoning codes that have been adopted by municipalities that can tell Kentucky residents what they can do with their private property.

Urban and Community Forestry Grants

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet posted a grant opportunity on their site for an Urban and Community Forestry Grant. According to the site the Forestry Title of the 1990 Farm Bill included authorization for the America the Beautiful program. This has historically provided funding for the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant program. The division administers this program in cooperation with the Kentucky Urban Forestry Council for the purpose of encouraging and supporting long-term and sustained Urban and Community Forestry programs.

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7

Apr
2014

FreePAC Kentucky

If you missed Saturday's event in Louisville please watch the You Tube of the speeches, Beck's is very cool!!

http://secure.freedomworks.org/site/R?i=D6uQxqPiuH2DBtyiatc6Qg

7

Apr
2014

Obama Fundraising In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

So he tries to look all concerned for our service men, but the real truth of why he is in Texas this week. Read this article from Patriot Update.... http://patriotupdate.com/2014/04/obama-fundraising-texas-day-fort-hood-memorial/