Which Side of the St. Croix River Crossing Debate Are You On?
After reading the two op-ed pieces about the St. Croix River Crossing Project let us know what you think of the debate in the comments below. Make sure to cast your vote in our poll.
Following a gathering at Episcopal Church of the Ascension Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) teamed up with Ryan Alexander, the president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, to express their concerns over the “extra-dosed” bridge, with this piece outlining their arguments against the proposed river crossing to Roll Call.
Today, Congressional supporters Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) fired back with a op-ed piece of their own expressing the need for a new river crossing.
McCollum and Alexander likened the project to Alaska’s infamous “bridge to nowhere” writing that “this boondoggle bridge may soon become a national symbol of excess at taxpayer expense in the coming election cycle.”
Bachmann, Kind, Duffy and Baldwin argue that Klobuchar’s bill, which unanimously passed the Senate on a voice vote, is “absolutely necessary,” to address transportation and safety concerns for the area, and does "not spend a cent of new federal money."
After reading the two op-ed pieces let us know what you think of the debate in the comments below, and make sure to cast your vote in our poll.