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Posted at 3:32 PM ET, 08/ 6/2010

Johnson vetoes Pr. Geo's taxi bill

By Washington Post Editors

Miranda Spivack reports on the Maryland Politics blog that Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has issued his second veto in eight years -- this time voting no a bill that won unanimous support from the County Council to expand the number of taxis in Prince George's.

Johnson said in a two-and-half page letter to the council that he liked the general premise of the bill but wasn't happy with the details, which he said could backfire against elderly riders and prospective taxi drivers, many of whom have been waiting for several years to get one of the coveted Prince George's medallions.

Read the rest on Maryland Politics.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 3:32 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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So the monopolistic taxi companies bought him off.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 6, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

With Jack Johnson you just need to follow where he's getting his money......

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 6, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely right, jckdoors and 10bestfan.

Lisping Jack doesn't do anything without personal gain. He was paid off for his veto.

The funny thing is that PG residents like their elected officials to be crooks so no one will ever follow the money to find out just how much Lisping Jack has profited from abusing his position as County Executive.

Posted by: checkered1 | August 6, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

It is ok to disagree with jack johnson's politics but to speak ill of his lisping that he has no control over make you to be the idiot.

Posted by: PERRYCHARTER | August 9, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

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