RAVENNA – State Representative Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) hosted a town hall meeting in Ravenna this week to discuss Governor John Kasich’s plans to possibly sell or lease the Ohio Turnpike to private operators, as reported on Tuesday in the Ravenna Record Courier.
Rep. Clyde and other panelists, including fellow Reps. Robert Hagan and Ronald Gerberry, advocated against privatizing one of Ohio’s strongest assets. Constituents in attendance agreed, with the Record Courier reporting that “None of the panelists or audience members argued in favor of privatizing Ohio’s toll road.”
Citing problems with Indiana’s turnpike leasing scheme, Rep. Clyde added that “This is a time when our resources go for bargain basement prices, and that is not good for turning our economy around in Ohio.”
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