Wetterling hits Bachmann on light rail
WCCO has the story:
Democrat Patty Wetterling criticized Republican Michele Bachmann for her Minnesota Senate vote in favor of amendments that would have stripped state Northstar appropriations in 2002 and 2005.
Wetterling said she wants to extend the $307 million line between Minneapolis and Big Lake all the way to St. Cloud.
Bachmann voted for the 2005 bonding bill containing more than $37 million for Northstar, but voted against the 2006 bonding bill, which included $60 million for the project. She said the district's residents care more about roads than transit and that's a better way to spend government money.
This could be an effective line of attack as voters go to the polls to decide the fate of the transportation amendment.