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Exposing another DFL propagandist

This LTE was written by a DFL union propagandist. Here’s the proof: The plans proposed this year by the House Republicans may be the worst, most damaging proposals I have seen. Instead of continuing the work begun two years ago to rebuild our schools after a decade of divestment, the plans call for a giant […]

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DFL paying price for dishonesty

When the DFL raised the gas tax in 2008, they promised Rod Hamilton that they’d fix Highway 14 if he voted to override Gov. Pawlenty’s veto. Rep. Hamilton voted to override Gov. Pawlenty’s veto. The DFL still hasn’t kept their promise: It’s just so easy to say “if you want new roads, raise taxes.” Lawmakers […]

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The DFL transportation mantra

The DFL’s rationalization for their proposed gas tax increase is consistent if nothing else: State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said the increased transportation funding is needed to pay for ongoing maintenance and new projects. “More than half of Minnesota’s roads are more than 50 years old,” Dibble said. “Forty percent of the state’s bridges are […]

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Solving the McDaniel Puzzle

I’ve written two posts on Brian McDaniel’s statements on the transportation bill. (This is the link to my post about McDaniel’s appearance on Almanac. This is the link for my post about McDaniel’s appearance on At Issue.) In those posts, I expressed my bewilderment with McDaniel’s statements pushing for a compromise on the DFL’s gas […]

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Bakk’s bewildering BS

Senate Majority Leader Bakk’s statements on raising the gas tax are bewildering because they’re inconsistent. Check out what Sen. Bakk told Bill Hanna in mid-January: Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook, who will have a lot to see in any final road funding bill, echoed Tomassoni’s assessment about road funding. “There’s tremendous support for […]

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Brian McDaniel’s capitulation, Part II

Last week, I wrote this post about Brian McDaniel’s statements about whether Republicans should give into the DFL’s plans to raise the gas tax. Last week, McDaniel suggested that Republicans should give in on raising the gas tax in exchange for a few shiny trinkets in a larger tax bill. One of the things I […]

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