Town councilors in Merrimack have voted in favor of pursuing a lawsuit against the state in an attempt to get relief from toll booths.
A House committee has voted unanimously to reject the latest effort to remove at least one of the toll booths along the F.E. Everett Turnpike exit ramps in Merrimack.
The 15-0 vote came during a Public Works and Highways committee meeting on Wednesday.
Former Senate President Peter Bragdon sponsored the bill, which would have removed the ramp tolls at Exit 12.
But committee members say the issue should instead be discussed as part of the state’s 10-year highway improvement plan.
While the state’s unemployment rate is well below the national average, thousands of people are still searching for a job.
Friday, many of the state’s unemployed showed up for a job fair for a new $100 million shopping center in Merrimack. The retail outlet is expected to create more than 800 positions.
By 7 a.m. Friday morning, hundreds of people lined up outside Nashua Community College for the Merrimack Premium Outlet job fair.
When it opens in mid-June, the outlets will feature 100 clothing, home goods, and other stores.
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