Editorial: Roads measure has a lot of support

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 29, 2006

Minnesotans for Better Roads and Transit, the campaign group supporting the transportation amendment on the November ballot, issued a press release Thursday.

The release pointed out that the size of the coalition supporting the amendment now exceeds 1,000 organizations. It&8217;s a diverse group, too, with support from greater Minnesota and the metropolitan area.

Here&8217;s a sample of some supporters:

– Minnesota Corn Growers Association

– Minnesota Pork Producers Association

– Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

– Minnesota League of Conservation Voters

– Northstar Chapter of the Sierra Club

– Minnesota Senior Federation

– Minnesota State Troopers Association

– Minnesota Police Chiefs Association

– League of Minnesota Cities

– Sixty-four counties

– Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

– Minnesota Transportation Alliance

– AAA Minnesota/Iowa

– AFSCME Council 5

– Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota

There&8217;s more, obviously, but these give you an idea of the wide range of support for the amendment.

We&8217;ve already given the amendment our endorsement, and several other papers have, too.

So consider this a reminder: It&8217;s common sense. Transportation taxes should go to transportation. That&8217;s what we are voting on here. There&8217;s no increase.

So vote yes in November for the transportation amendment.