Mitt Romney Comments on Transportation During Visit to Uintah Basin

Mitt Romney’s stop to the Uintah Basin included a visit to the AM920 studio for an interview on issues of significance to the Uintah Basin. Transportation is always a hot topic of concern in the Basin as there is no seaport, rail, or interstate to serve the area and only Highway 40 as a means of exporting oil, gas, and other goods. When asked about the topic, Romney emphasized that transportation issues ought to be managed and guided at the state level, not the federal level. He stated that a gasoline tax is collected and then sent to Washington D.C. where it is decided how to spend it. “That doesn’t make sense to me,” says Romney, who explained that those dollars should stay in Utah and then the legislature can decide the best projects for the state...including projects to develop rural counties in the state.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.