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Record Editorial: Pawlenty to blame for Minnesota's lack of funds for transportation

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Minnesota has a serious transportation funding shortage and the blame must be laid squarely at the feet of Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the Republicans legislators who stand as a block behind him.


We have always kind of admired the governor because in many ways he is a free-thinking conservative, not an ideologue.

But Minnesota hasn't had a major infusion of cash for its highways in more than 20 years. Roads are beginning to fall into disrepair.

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