Before asking Minnesota families for any more of their hard-earned money, state lawmakers and Governor Walz must prioritize critical reforms that will make current transportation dollars stretch further in order to address targeted, high-priority needs on our roads and bridges.
The state already has enough resources – now it needs to focus on the use of existing revenue and reducing wasteful spending, bolstering transparency within the state’s finances and use of taxpayer dollars.
These reforms include implementing better financial controls and planning processes, cutting the unnecessary and overly burdensome red tape that slows projects and drives up costs, and unleashing the private sector to meet needs wherever possible.
We also support continued vigilance in ensuring that constitutionally dedicated funds are spent properly – without the appropriation of funds into other areas of the budget.
Encourage your lawmakers to vote “No” on the Transportation Omnibus Bill when it comes up for a vote on the House floor!