Jim Oberstar didn’t just bring bike trails to northern Minnesota.
Proof of that is in a tribute being run in the National Journal, with entries posted by a number of influential transportation policy makers and lobbyists from around the nation (including the Teamsters’ James Hoffa).
For a bit of national sweep on the outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman from Minnesota, click here.
Oberstar, an 18-term Iron Range Democrat, was narrowly defeated by GOP newbie Chip Cravaack, who is starting his first full day of freshman orientation in Washington today.
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Good morning. Final day of August. Expect a slow-ish news week with the traditional Labor Day holiday coming up, marking the final weekend of summer. Many pols at the State Fair this week, however.
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Gov. Mark Dayton has a reputation for speaking his mind, at times to his own political detriment. He spoke freely again at a State Fair visit Thursday.
During an MPR interview in front a live audience, Dayton reiterated his support for middle class tax cuts, a big boost in transportation funding and universal prekindergarten during next year's legislative session, all priorities he was unable to achieve in the 2015 session.
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