STATEHOUSE-Statement from Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) regarding Governor Daniels' signing of Senate Enrolled Act 382 into law:
"I'm pleased we were able to make so much progress on this critical issue this session," said Rep. Soliday. "The development of the Illiana Expressway will have a profound effect on traffic congestion and roadway safety as our region continues to grow at a rapid pace. Likewise, the Ohio River bridges project will have a substantial positive impact in Southern Indiana due to this legislation.
"Public/private partnerships allow for these major road projects to be built without any direct cost to the taxpayer and will provide many new jobs. This is an excellent example of what can be achieved when labor and business work together with legislators in a bipartisan way. I'd also be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the significant personal contribution of Rep. Chet Dobis."