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Kevin Watterson

Minneapolis, MN
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6 years 51 weeks

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I'd encourage MinnPost to look into what all would be required to actually stop the line from being built. It's not as easy as it seems.

Really thought provoking piece here. No one but a seasoned political observer could come up with this stuff, and there's not much else *cough Tina Smith* *cough MSOP* *coordination* worth spending this kind of journalistic effort on in Minnesota politics.

Posted on 06/04/14 at 08:54 am in response to Entenza’s late move to take on Otto draws ire of DFL leaders

I appreciate you using the years he held office rather than the years in which he was elected.

I appreciate the disclosure on the Joyce Foundation up front rather than at the end.

So...we'd rather have this stuff stay above ground? It exists, we have to do something with it. It's not like you can say no we don't want this waste and it'll disappear.

Maybe they should put it in rail cars and ship it somewhere else? I'm sure that would raise no one's hackles.

Posted on 05/28/14 at 05:33 pm in response to Move back: A casual guide to regular bus usage

I flip my lid when people leave their bags on the seat until it is the only one left.

Drivers - sorry, operators - need to do a better job of telling people to move back. Bus riders are too timid to slap someone upside the head who is too dense to understand, but a couple kind announcements from the operator will do the trick.

Don't cast your eyes around a half-full bus then sit in the farthest seat forward. We all know exactly what you just did there.

Mind your bag...

Posted on 05/23/14 at 08:38 am in response to So what did Dayton's 'unsession' actually accomplish?

If tax conformity counts then they've ben having "un"sessions for decades.

Posted on 05/15/14 at 07:25 pm in response to DFL-GOP bonding bill blowup a day before vote

Pretty lame comments from a bonding chair who is probably still mad she got rolled into an agreement she didn't want.

The fact that they put in the planetarium, which is almost comical at this point, and the museum the U doesn't even want the money for should indicate that they're not making much of an effort here for anything beyond a talking point.

They'll end up passing something because it's important to them. There's no way they go into their "Look how great it is with...

A Republican would say the same thing about any number of debates on issues Democrats oppose. That's the thing about a world in which people disagree.

Posted on 04/11/14 at 10:49 am in response to A plan to stitch Minneapolis together again: Cover a stretch of I-35W

Tremendous amount of land? Have you ever flown into or out of the Twin Cities or looked at it on Google Earth?

Interesting. My first thought was putting in the inflator with the option for the state to suspend it was a brilliant move to ensure there is a minimum wage debate every year, which the DFL would obviously love. This article made me consider the flip side, which is that when an automatic increase is already in place it will be tougher to pass an even larger increase.