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Rep. Julie Bunn, DFL-Lake Elmo, (left) looks on as House District 57A candidate, Jen Peterson, a DFLer from Cottage Grove, speaks at a forum on transportation Thursday in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Patricia Drey Busse)

Candidates talk transportation

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More investments in transportation are needed, said local political candidates who spoke at a transportation forum Thursday in Cottage Grove, but increasing spending will be tough to do in the current economic climate, some said.


Increasing the gas tax, motor vehicle sales tax or other fees are three options offered by the Transportation Alliance, the organization that sponsored the forum held at the Washington County Government Center in Cottage Grove.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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