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Evansville Mayor Skeptical About I-69 Construction

Weinzapfel questions Gov. Daniels' commitment, speculates on gas tax hike.

The mayor of Evansville says he questions Governor Mitch Daniels’ commitment to construction of the I-69 highway extension linking his city with Indianapolis.

Mayor Jonathon Weinzapfel says the governor and Indiana Department of Transportation officials are probably commenting on I-69
now for one of two reasons. The first, he says, could be to build a foundation for an increase in the gas tax. Weinzapfel says he fears a request for public comments could be used to kill the project if not enough support for I-69 is generated.

Adam Schweigert

is the Online Director for Indiana Public Media (WFIU/WTIU) and has been with WFIU Public Radio since the fall of 2003, previously serving as Director of Multimedia Initiatives, Music Director and Arts Bureau Chief. Adam has been involved in the creation and production of Kinsey Confidential, Earth Eats, Artworks, Muslim Voices, and A Moment of Science (video). He was born in Akron, Ohio, received degrees in music composition, music theory and oboe performance from Ohio State University and attended Indiana University for music composition and computer music. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his dog Sydney.

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