We had a good group and some lively discussion. One man expressed his disappointment that the legislature did not pass a transportation bill. He said businesses have expressed strong support for improving our infrastructure if Minnesota is to remain competitive. He suggested that the legislature pass the major bills two weeks before the end of session to avoid the ending that just occurred.
Another man opposed the funding of the light rail project because he thought it was too expensive to build and to maintain. He thought the gas receipts should show the amount of state and federal taxes that were paid.
On the topic of transportation, a third man said it is critical to cut down on fossil fuels if we are to minimize the climate change.