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Continued: In Scott County, transportation sales tax proposal sets off intense debate

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 8, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Commissioners themselves, stepping carefully through this minefield in an election year, stressed that no decision is imminent and that they will take all views into account.

“If we had even five people at our usual meetings, it would change our minds,” said Commissioner Dave Menden. “Maybe that’s why we have them at 9 a.m. when they should be in the evenings.”

Wolf said he’s “torn with the whole thing,” and colleague Jon Ulrich spoke of a need to “let this simmer.”

Bottom line, though, said county highway engineer Mitch Rasmussen in his opening presentation: “Current funding is not enough to meet our needs.”

 

David Peterson • 952-746-3285

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