Businesses need predictability in order to survive and to plan for the future. And when government is run more like a business, predictability helps reduce burdens on taxpayers.
Thatís why I support the waste-to-energy project in Frederick County. Waste-to-energy frees county taxpayers from the unpredictability and high costs of trucking our waste out of state and, as a result, saves taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.
Itís also a critical shot in the arm for our local economy. The project will create 1,600 jobs during construction and 80 full-time jobs when operating. That equals $160 million for the region during construction and $12 million each year after that.
As a small-business owner used to balancing the books and making hard decisions, waste-to-energy sells itself.
Ken Kline, Hagerstown