Your mouth to Washington’s ear

August 27, 2019


LLN (8/27/19) – Your phone calls could influence what issues OOIDA covers in Washington, D.C. Also, for most taxpayers, the federal government takes taxes out of every paycheck, but for anyone who is self-employed or owns their own business, estimated taxes are a must. Time is running out for Maine to include a highway repair question on the state’s fall election ballot. And an effort in Pennsylvania would make towns pay for their own police protection.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:59 – Estimated taxes

24:59 -39:14 – Maine highway repair; Pennsylvania police; bulletin board

39:14-49:06 – OOIDA, your calls and the issues

Segment 1


Truckers are urged to make comments on the FMCSA’s proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations.

An invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly is causing havoc for agriculture in the northeastern U.S. Government officials have established a quarantine, and may fine truckers for not following required procedures.

Segment 2

For most of us, the federal government takes taxes out of every paycheck as we go, almost invisible to us. We’re used to it. However, anyone who is self-employed or own their own business faces a different situation. Mark Reddig gets some advice on estimated taxes and more from Shasta May of MBA Tax and Bookkeeping Service.

Segment 3

Time is running out in Maine to once again include a question on the state’s fall ballot about millions in bonds for highway repairs. Also, Pennsylvania continues its pursuit to address budget concerns for the State Police and road projects. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

What issues does OOIDA cover in our nation’s capital – and how do the people who work there determine what the priorities are? Two of those staffers are here at OOIDA headquarters this week to do just that. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long and Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.