Paul Anderson -
NEWS FROM THE CAPITOL
The issue of governing and how it relates to politics is interesting, if not a bit frustrating. Case in point; the DFL had in its control both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office during the last biennium, but nothing was done about transportation funding. This year, with state government back in dual control between the two parties, the gas tax once again is front and center of what could be a long and drawn out process of coming up with some kind of increase to fund our roads and bridges. The reason for not taking it up last year, in the opinion of many including me, was the reluctance to increase the gas tax in an election year.