Pawlenty, senator agree rural roads funded fairly
ST. PAUL -- The news release begged the question: Why spend up to $40 million on roadway congestion relief in the Twin Cities and only up to $5 million on improving safety of rural roads, where 70 percent of traffic fatalities occur?
It is a natural question from a reporter whose work goes to 20 newspapers outside the Twin Cities.
"I knew you were going to ask that question, Don," Gov. Tim Pawlenty responded.
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