Ohio Republicans stopped from using federal money to advance sale of state turnpike

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 14:20.

 Representative Tim Ryan and others have successfully pulled the federal financing of the Ohio governor's  "study" re: selling the Ohio Turnpike. 

Read about it on Ryan's web site here.

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Tim Ryan and the turnpike

 I went to the website that was given (here) and read the post. I do not see anything about the pulling of federal funds; just the questioning of the use of federal funds. Is there another link that confirms this?

(re: this posting:Representative Tim Ryan and others have successfully pulled the federal financing of the Ohio governer's  "study" re: selling the Ohio Turnpike. 

Read about it on Ryan's web site here.)

Kucinich announced blockage of fed funds 4 Ohio Trnpk privatizat

 Sorry I omitted the source of the news that the funding was blocked.  

On October 7, 2011 Rep. Kucinich announced that Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will deny the federal funds for privatization of the Ohio Turnpike. 

PrivatizationWatch.org monitors other privatization schemes around the country.   

We read that privatization is being forced on the citizens in Greece - the governments here in the USA are also selling the public's assets to create short term "balancing" of the books.

..Ohio is not for sale...

 “The State Administration may soon find out with Issue 2 and the repeal of SB5 that Ohio is not for sale"

Thanks, Jeff Buster, for the link update. The above quote from Kucinich caught my eye and lifted my spirits.