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Mass. Appeals | Advice for the new governor | Edward L. Glaeser

Free roads are anything but free

By Edward L. Glaeser
December 11, 2006

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THE DEBATE over removing tolls on the Western Turnpike shows this state at its worst. Before the election, Governor Mitt Romney's administration engineered a proposal to eliminate tolls west of Route 128. The proposal's fans sell it as a tiny windfall for western Massachusetts. But if western Massachusetts deserves a windfall, doing it through the toll system is just silly. (Full article: 698 words)

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