Heinrich Rejects Bonding Bill
In his May 31, 2019, legislative update, John Heinrich wrote this:
“I will continue working to secure funding for the Highway 47/Ferry Street railroad overpass as well as for the expansion of Highway 10 to three lanes in both directions (between Hanson Blvd and Round Lake Blvd). Both of these projects will improve safety, allow for easier and faster travel, and boost our local economy. I pushed hard for them this year, but unfortunately the legislature did not pass a bonding bill this session. With no bonding bill, most local infrastructure projects like these didn’t receive any state funding this year. However, next session is a non-budget year in which bonding will be a bigger focus, and I am optimistic we can fund these important projects when that time comes.”
Apparently that time has not yet come. Last night party loyalty won out over the interests of the district's constituents - Heinrich voted NO!
Thankfully for the residents of Anoka and Ramsey, more pragmatic Republicans were willing to reach across the aisle to get the measure passed, leaving open the possibility we can still enjoy the benefits to the community the project(s) will bring.
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If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that we need to have universal access to quality healthcare. I believe a single-payer system is a worthy aspirational goal but, with over 30 million Americans either uninsured or under insured the need is more immediate. The most effective way to address both the current and future need is through incrementally improving the ACA, including a public option.
Preserving the majesty of the planet is in our hands. Contrary to some opinions, protecting the environment and enabling responsible business growth are not mutually exclusive. We can continue to enjoy a pristine environment and create business opportunities by following the science - completing unbiased environmental studies, assessing t
Preserving the majesty of the planet is in our hands. Contrary to some opinions, protecting the environment and enabling responsible business growth are not mutually exclusive. We can continue to enjoy a pristine environment and create business opportunities by following the science - completing unbiased environmental studies, assessing the risks, and ensuring all of the costs of environmental risk mitigation and remediation are covered in the commercial business plan.
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