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All Indiana residents should contact their state representatives and senators and state their strong opposition to privatizing and turning interstate highways such as I-94 and I-65 into toll roads.

We as taxpayers paid for these roads. They should not be given to a corporation so they can profit from it.

It is time to raise taxes on the corporations and the rich. They are not paying their fair share.

We have already seen what a disaster it was when Mitch Daniels privatized the Indiana toll road. The toll rates skyrocketed. The west point toll was recently raised from 50 cents to $2.18 because the taxpayer subsidy expired. It is over $16 round trip from I-65 to Chicago.

Apparently, the politicians have learned nothing. Let these politicians know that if they support this measure, they will be voted out of office. We will not accept this.

Jon Miller, Ogden Dunes



Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.