Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Niceitys Or Necessities?

Rep. Mary Liz Holberg speaking on MPR talked about our budget situation and deciding between niceties or necessities. She said, "Minnesota offers programs that no other states offer. Maybe these are not necessities." Maybe Rep. Holberg is correct about some of those programs. I hope our elected officials do not use the broad brush approach.

I have visited many other states and made observations and asked many questions. So far, I have seen only one other state I would consider living in and that is Oregon. Let's not drop all of the programs we offer and lower our ability to make Minnesota the wonderful state it is. We need to encourage people to come here, not give them a reason to go someplace else. end


At Thursday, April 07, 2011 3:43:00 PM, Blogger Grace said...

Totally agree, just because we're in a budget crunch doesn't mean this should be a race to the bottom. Apparently the State Republicans don't connect some of the gov't funding for things like infrastructure, education, and other public goods as contributing to our standard of living here.


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