Indiana Bridge Authority Members Appointed

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has made his appointments to the bi-state authority charged with overseeing the financing and construction of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Details are in this release from the governor’s office: INDIANAPOLIS (December 4, 2009) – Governor Mitch Daniels has signed an executive order that outlines Indiana’s participation in the Indiana Kentucky… Continue reading Indiana Bridge Authority Members Appointed

Beshear, Abramson Appoint Bridges Panel Members

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson have announced their seven selections for a bi-state panel to oversee the Ohio River Bridges Project. Here’s today’s press release from the governor’s office: FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2009)—Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today appointed the seven Kentucky members of a bi-state authority… Continue reading Beshear, Abramson Appoint Bridges Panel Members

Panel Recommends Bi-State Bridges Authority

A workgroup comprised of Kentucky and Indiana government and business leaders has taken the first step to jumpstart the Ohio River Bridges Project. Meeting Tuesday in Louisville, the eight person panel unanimously approved the only action item on its agenda: a resolution calling for the creation of a bi-state authority to oversee the $4.1 billion… Continue reading Panel Recommends Bi-State Bridges Authority

Abramson Shocked at Bridges Lawsuit

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. last week could delay work on the $4-billion dollar Ohio River Bridges Project. The local conservation group River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed the suit against the Federal Highway Administration. They claim the federal government… Continue reading Abramson Shocked at Bridges Lawsuit

Beshear, Abramson Appoint Five to Negotiating Team

Five Kentuckians have been named to a negotiating team that will incorporate and lay the framework for the Ohio River Bridges Authority. Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson made the appointments. Abramson says this is not the group that will serve on the authority. “They will set up the bylaws and all the legal… Continue reading Beshear, Abramson Appoint Five to Negotiating Team

Beshear Signs Bridge Authority Bill

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear today signed a bill creating an authority to oversee major construction projects between Kentucky and Indiana – including the Ohio River Bridges. The bill was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly last month. Beshear and other elected officials such as Mayor Jerry Abramson and Metro Council President David Tandy celebrated the… Continue reading Beshear Signs Bridge Authority Bill

Legislation Filed to Create Bridges Authority

Louisville’s Metro Council will hold a first reading later this week of a resolution that would ask the mayor to select four citizens to serve on a bi-state authority to oversee the Ohio River Bridges Project. The authority would be made up of people from Kentucky and Indiana, and manage financing, constructing and operating the… Continue reading Legislation Filed to Create Bridges Authority

Daniels Discusses Special Session

In his first public remarks since the passage of a new state budget, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said the compromise bill passed during the just-completed special General Assembly session will leave the state in sound fiscal shape without increasing taxes. Daniels spoke Wednesday morning at a press conference in Indianapolis. The Republican governor says the… Continue reading Daniels Discusses Special Session

Bridges Bill Wins Kentucky House Approval

A bill that would create a new entity to oversee the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville and other major infrastructure work has won approval in the Kentucky House. Lawmakers voted 89 to 9 Wednesday in favor of the plan, which would create the Kentucky Public Infrastructure Authority. It could impose a tolling system to… Continue reading Bridges Bill Wins Kentucky House Approval