Mexican Trucks on US Highways
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The North American Free Trade Agreement gives U.S. and Mexican trucks
free range in each other’s countries, but the U.S. has refused to
implement it for fourteen years. President Bush has started a pilot
program, and the first Mexican truck delivered a load of steel in North
Carolina on Monday. Now Congress is trying to put on the brakes.
Tonight we’ll hear about traffic safety, the environment, homeland
security, and international treaties.
Schwarzenegger Calls a Special Session on Health Care and Water ()
Before adjourning at 3 o’clock this morning, the State Assembly and Senate gave the Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of Staples Center--the right to compete for 2.8 billion dollars in housing bonds. Advocates of affordable housing were opposed, but Anschutz has contributed $50,000 dollars for a ballot measure that would extend the legislators’ term limits. Also, Governor Schwartzenegger calls two special sessions on health care and water.
- Tom Chorneau: Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
Here Come The Mexican Trucks ()
Both houses of Congress want to keep Mexican trucks off U.S. highways, despite the provisions of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, passed fourteen years ago. President Bush has already started a pilot program, but opponents in both parties say it’s a risk to traffic safety, the environment and homeland security.
- Sandra Dibble: Reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune
- Jim Santangelo: Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- Raul Hinojosa: Director of the North American Integration and Development Center at UCLA's School of Public Policy
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