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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Light blogging

Blogging will be light to perhaps non-existent for the foreseeable future. Like some long-hair once said, life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. Hopefully, I will be able to once again turn back to the wondrous excitement that is Minnesota politics before too long.

So, what's up with that debate between the gubernatorial candidates last night? Is Hatch ever going to be able to say something concrete about transportation? Is it all that hard to get behind a bipartisan funding plan that will pay for things like fixing the Crosstown?


At 7:35 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Well, Peter Hutchinson and Becky Lourey can say they're for a gas tax hike all they want. That doesn't mean it would fly with the voters this fall if Mike Hatch said it too.

As LBJ once said, "You can't be a statesman if you don't get elected first."

At 7:41 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Tim Penny and Roger Moe both explicitly came out in 2002 and said they were in favor of using a gas tax increase to build roads and transit. Tim Pawlenty explicitly opposed a gas tax hike in that same election.

Yes, when oh when is Mike Hatch going to lay out a specific funding plan for transportation? Why oh why isn't he embracing the gas tax when it's at $2.50-a-gallon right now and fluctuating wildly in price? Why, I ask you, why?

Sheesh, don't be so naive. You know perfectly well why he's not calling for a gas tax hike.


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