We've noticed that Representative Miller likes to claim things that aren't true or particularly accurate. That's an added charm to changing his positions on issues. Take Sunday sales and legal medical marijuana, which he was for before he was against them.
Former MnDOT employee Galen Henjum identifies one special wrinkle in Miller's veracity in a letter to the editor of the West Central Tribune, Taking credit for work by others:
I'm amazed when I see elected officials taking credit for things they didn't do. Tim Miller claims responsibility for getting Highway 12 resurfaced between Benson and Kerkhoven and this is simply not true. That project was included in the state transportation improvement program as far back as 2013 when Andrew Falk was serving as our state representative. I know because I was working there (MnDOT).
Tim Miller takes credit for passing a large transportation bill that is rebuilding roads and bridges. The truth is, Tim Miller passed no long-term comprehensive transportation bill. He simply voted for a "lights-on" transportation bill, which was a continuation of the bill and policies passed by Andrew Falk and the DFL in 2013-2014. . . .
Taking credit for others' work joins the Miller catalog, which also includes flat-out misrepresenting his opponent's record, as we saw in Fact check: Did Andrew Falk never author legislation related to Appleton private prison? as well as asserting that developments are progressing on projects when they are not, as we learned in research for the post Minnesota isn't negotiating to buy CCA's Prairie Correctional Facility. What's it worth, anyway?.
Photo: Representative Tim Miller. Are the eyes the "tell"?
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