Mike Smith has an article for the AP on the tollway operator’s offer of a free pass to legislators. Some in the area of the toll road were sent passes while the rest were apparently sent letters with an offer.
“When I got it I was in a state of disbelief,” said Rep. Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City. “I can’t describe it as anything other than a perk. Mine is in the possession of solid-waste authorities.”
I think Pelath did the right thing. Legislators should have to labor under the laws they put in place. For similar reasons, I tend to think legislators shouldn’t have special license plates.