HB 1002, the comprehensive road funding bill that BIC strongly supports, will get its first hearing this Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 AM during a joint meeting of the House Roads and Transportation Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. BIC and our road funding partners are coordinating testimony in support. We are also asking members to attend the hearing wearing “Road Funding Yes!” stickers to indicate wide support of the bill.
ACTION REQUIRED: Attend the hearing this Wednesday, January 25. The hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. in the House Chambers (3rd floor of Statehouse). Plan to arrive early since you’ll need to go through security to get into the Statehouse.
Note, we are NOT asking you to testify; rather, we are asking you to be part of the crowd observing the hearing and wearing “Road Funding Yes!” stickers to show support. We expect attendance by groups in opposition to tax increases. So, your attendance in support of the bill is important. Also, the hearing may last a few hours. Stay as long as you can, but if you have to leave before it concludes, that’s okay.
Please send me a note if you are planning to attend, so we can get an idea of how many supporters to expect. Also, look for me and other members of our lobbying team on Wednesday morning. We’ll be handing out “Road Funding Yes!” stickers.
Thanks and hope to see you there.