OP-ED: to eat or not to eat

State lawmakers in Connecticut took notice on April 7 after the University of Connecticut’s talented guard, Shabazz Napier, made an unusual statement in his post-game interview. Napier, who led the Huskies to victory in the NCAA championship game, told reporters that there were nights where he would go to bed starving because he couldn’t afford to eat.

OP-ED: So Cal shouldn’t be pilot for VMT tax

The Southern California Association of Governments recently passed a resolution asking Congress to replace the federal gasoline tax — which is 18.5 cents a gallon and hasn’t been raised in more than 20 years — with a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax by 2025 under the Regional Transportation Plan. The six counties under SCAG want to see Southern California become a pilot for the VMT program.