Rep. Boose urges passage of farm vehicle bypass bill

Lawmaker says directing trucks carrying hazardous materials to go through center of Norwalk is the "craziest thing I've ever seen."
Scott Seitz2
Jun 27, 2014

As House Bill 249 remains bogged down in committee, state Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township) becomes a bit more frustrated each day.

"House Bill 249 is very simple," Boose said. "It's one paragraph and it would allow farm vehicles to use the U.S. 20 bypass."

Boose said farm vehicles can currently use the bypass, but a permit is involved, which requires a fee. "They also need to have a trail vehicle," he added.

House Bill 249 would simplify the process.

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Comments

Whoopball

They are not directing farm traffic through Norwalk, farmers, to avoid paying a use fee, are choosing to endanger the community because they are too cheap to pay for the roads they use. All private citizens and other businesses have to buy licenses to use the roads. Why should farmers get a pass on paying their fair share? With larger corporate farms more spread out, farm equipment is getting to be a more common traffic impairment. I'm tired of hearing farmers whine for special treatment and more subsidies. And tired of politicians with their hand in agri-business' pocket. Don't start about saving family farms, other family businesses don't get welfare to support their lifestyle, why should they?

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swiss cheese kat

Prius owners (private citizens) are not paying their fair share. They pay less fuel taxes.

Whoopball

They pay the same for license plates.

Whoopball

They pay the same for license plates.

I Can Read

Boose is always trying to stroke the farmers, it's his voting base. The farmers are the only people he cares about, without their support, he's out!!!

Sitting In The ...

He does realize trains carry hazardous materials through the center of Norwalk daily right ?

Estrella Damm

The craziest thing I ever seen was Rep. Boose stating that teachers need to get second employment after school because he wants to cut their salary in half.

truckin

Look and compare.

Teacher and McD's manager.
One an educator degree another business.
Both work long hours keeping teens in line, constant on call, and some long and unexpected hours.
One regurgitates what they learned, the other has to put it in real practice.
One 55-65,000 for 9 months, twice the pension as most.
The other 40,45,000 for 12 months, with only matched 401..
I am sure some will take angrily. But fact.

Or go down another path
Teacher-Nurse.. same pay yearly, both have the ability to change lives for the better. 1 gets vacation 10 weeks summer and 2 for Christmas, other's 2 weeks maybe 3 with seniority.

My point why has it been written TEACHERS are so much more important than others?

Estrella Damm

Insane to compare what is required in post secondary education for employment requirements. You just brought lack of logic to a whole new level.

puppylove1

@ truckin - Are you for real, comparing a teacher to the McDonalds manager? All the manager has to do is complete a training program vs. a teacher spending several years in college. Stop sniffing the diesel fumes. You could run a McDonalds with a bunch of chimps, but teaching is a huge responsibility. Having a teacher with an extensive education is a BASIC requirement for students. If you required surgery, you wouldn't want someone who completed a 6 month training course to be the one cutting you open. Society as we know it would not exist without qualified teachers providing sound education. We can't rely on GOOGLE to teach us everything.

truckin

Sorry nurses are NOT 6 months.. 2-3 yrs of nothing BUT medical, not a bunch of BS courses.

Teaching degree is something any bum skating by in college who can't find anything they want to do or really good at, then one day just wake up in there 3rd year and say "HEY, i will do the exam and get certified".. Whether it was under water basket weaving or bi-sexual relations of ancient Greeks major..
God you people act like teachers are breed specifically for a calling..

Horsecrap.. Ask.. look it up... look at the requirements.

puppylove1

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Windy

truckin - Since you think any bum can do it, do you think YOU can teach a class of 30 kids? Go ahead and try it! I'll bet those kids will eat you alive!

truckin

@kids will eat you alive..
So what your saying is You are a REAL good babysitter?

Windy

It should be you're (not your) in your sentence. Maybe you should have paid more attention to your teachers while you were in school.

truckin

That's it??? That's all you got?
So, a key point to being a teacher.....
an over glorified babysitter?

I at least claim, they do a fine job regurgitating a lesson plans that some bureaucrat has instructed them to do....?
Interesting

Windy

I'm still waiting for you to man up and stand in front of a classroom full of 30 kids. I'd like to see you try to keep their interest and control their behaviors while you're trying to ‘regurgitate some bureaucrat's lesson plans‘ so that ALL of the kids in that class pass the state-mandated tests. Of course, you'd have to be able to pass the entrance exams to get into college first. I've graduated from college, but I could never do the great job that teachers are able to do with today's kids and parents. How is the view from the cheap seats?

luvblues2

You certainly aren't teaching material. How many lessons have you had on this forum about "there, they're and their"?

J Cooper

I certainly don't consider teachers overpaid. There are some teachers that without their canned lesson plans that they use year in, year out and the teacher's edition of the textbook who can't answer questions from their middle and high school students. A minority of teachers are in it for two reasons, either to coach or a paycheck, they are the ones that are protected by the unions and causes the criticism that the dedicated teachers must endure.

former local

Are you crazy?? Does a McDonalds manager have to continue his/her education? Do they have to meet with parents at least twice a year?? Do they have to answer parental questions about when their kid is working and why? Do they have to ask why they aren't doing more to make sure the kid does better at work? You are WAY off base my friend!!!!

truckin

Who does a teacher think they are?
Too feel the lesson plan some bureaucrat sets forth, is something each parent MUST feel there kids MUST learn??
What???
Become a teacher and now you are the "end all - be all"

J Cooper

Estrella Damm "The craziest thing I ever seen was Rep. Boose stating that teachers need to get second employment after school because he wants to cut their salary in half." Your comment totally off topic, please supply date and exact article where this was stated. Rep. Boose has teachers in his family I really doubt he ever stated that it.

japk

What next the Turnpike?