To the Editor:
As usual one of last week’s letters needs “the rest of the story.” The $5 million for roads and bridges that Ron Kresha voted against was part of a $320 million supplemental budget bill passed by the DFL-controlled legislature at the end of the session. It contained $1 billion in new spending over the next two years without knowing if the money will be there.
This was after the DFL-controlled legislature voted to build themselves an $89 million office building over funding roads and bridges.
I would say that the DFL governor and legislature spend money like “drunken sailors,” but even drunken sailors don’t spend money they don’t have, and I would be insulting a lot of drunken sailors.
Now you know “the rest of the story.” — Aleta Edin, Burtrum