To the Editor:
Ron Kresha posted a question Aug. 9 on Facebook, “I wonder why the Legislature put $89.9 million into a new Senate office building instead of our rural transportation?” It wasn’t.Instead they funded both without Ron Kresha.
Ron Kresha voted against the Senate office building, and he voted against $50 million for our local roads and bridges.
I don’t understand Kresha’s vote against funding local roads and bridges. Does Kresha want our property taxes to increase drastically from paying for local roads without any state aid? Doesn’t he know people from all over the state use our roads, so they should share in paying for them? Did Ron Kresha vote “no” because he thinks we don’t need rural roads and bridges?
Governor Pawlenty refused for eight years to spend money to fix roads and bridges. We can’t fix potholes today because we’re still wasting money paying the interest on money Pawlenty borrowed, not because of the Senate Office Building like Kresha pretends.
Pawlenty did the wrong thing and Ron Kresha did the wrong thing when he voted against $50 million of state funding for local roads and bridges. Democrats passed it, without borrowing and without Ron Kresha. — Wayne Hansmann, Little Falls