New Bill Connected to East-West Highway Before Transportation Committee 

A bill connected to a proposed East-West highway project is now before the legislature’s transportation committee.It’s sponsored by Representative Jeff McCabe of Skowhegan who says little information about the highway has been made public. He wants to change that.He says informed public input depends on disclosure of written records and other materials about the project.Among the bill’s supporters are civil libertarians, environmental groups and area residents.The state transportation department opposes the bill.Deputy Commissioner Bruce Van Note says the East-West corridor is a private project, so what the bill is asking for doesn’t apply.