Media outlets are reporting, and Governor Hogan's office has confirmed, that there will be a Transportation Infrastructure Press Briefing tomorrow, Thursday, at 2:30 pm at the State House Governor's Reception Room in Annapolis. We strongly believe that the Governor will announce his decision regarding the fate of the Purple Line during this briefing.
Supporters are planning to attend and we hope you can join us. Whatever the announcement, we know we will need to continue being active and we will need your support - please stay with us. Keep your eye on our Twitter feed, Facebook page and the Purple Line NOW website for additional information. And, don't forget to wear purple!
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We are shocked and saddened by the news you revealed today. We wish you all the strength, good spirits and good luck as you go forward with what we certainly hope will be successful treatment. And we wish your family the best as they rally to help you through this experience.
We appreciate the spirit you have brought to the office and look forward to resuming our discussions of important issues for Maryland in the future. Thank you for your candor and your courage.
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Bethesda Beat has reported that the town of Chevy Chase has paid over half a million dollars to lobbyists who will work to sabotage Maryland, regardless of what the Governor decides:
"If Hogan approves the project, the Buchanan memo says its lobbyists would work aggressively to put “obstacles” in the surface transportation bill.
“We would work to include obstacles to make securing the necessary Transportation Infrastructure and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans very difficult for MTA and/or their chosen concessionaire(s),” the memo reads.
This is the part they admit to in public! Imagine what else they're up to.
Documents Reveal Anti-Purple Line Lobbying Strategy
Memo from lobbying firm to Town of Chevy Chase pitches ways to proceed after Gov. Larry Hogan decides on project.
Sec. Rahn reportedly recommends building the line with $300 million in cuts and transferring costs to the counties.