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When Did Drag Racing Become a Priority?

Dear Source:

It is difficult to be surprised at appropriations made by our 27th Legislature when you know that our newly elect Senate has not undone any funds that benefit them. I know I was flabbergasted though when I saw the $400,000 appropriation to pave the St. Croix Drag Racing Strip. We have hundreds of homeless desperate people on our streets, one of the highest child poverty rates in the nation, schools literally falling apart and many families housed in substandard living situations, while we pave a drag racing strip?
Governor Dejongh, is this a line item you can veto? Senators, please make sure you attach your names to this particular funded item, you have so much to be proud of with your work on the people's behalf.
Voters, how much longer can we put up with this nonsense?
Jane Higgins
St. Thomas

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Dear Source:

It is difficult to be surprised at appropriations made by our 27th Legislature when you know that our newly elect Senate has not undone any funds that benefit them. I know I was flabbergasted though when I saw the $400,000 appropriation to pave the St. Croix Drag Racing Strip. We have hundreds of homeless desperate people on our streets, one of the highest child poverty rates in the nation, schools literally falling apart and many families housed in substandard living situations, while we pave a drag racing strip?
Governor Dejongh, is this a line item you can veto? Senators, please make sure you attach your names to this particular funded item, you have so much to be proud of with your work on the people's behalf.
Voters, how much longer can we put up with this nonsense?
Jane Higgins
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.