Last week, we noted in The one about how Republicans care so much about rural Corridors of Commerce funding that rural Corridors of Commerce projects might not compete so well with metro road construction projects.
This from a Republican-controlled state legislature whose members place-baited their way into the majority by campaigning on the notion that rural Minnesota was left behind on crumbling roads and goat trails.
It gets better.
In Prospects for four-lane Hwy. 14 expansions unclear after legislative action, Nancy Madsen reports:
The [Highway 14] partnership supported language requiring that Corridors of Commerce money get spread around the state, which was included in the final legislation. The language is a little ambiguous on whether that means metro versus greater Minnesota or by each MnDOT district. So, Jackson said, the two sections of Hwy. 14 could compete against each other.
Photo: At least Highway 14 isn't a goat trail.
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