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A waste of our highway taxes

September 6, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

I'm curious to know why, when our state is broke, a new and extremely wasteful movement is afoot. Two years ago MDOT ripped out all of the serviceable 4x6" wooden posts that hold all of our state highway signs.

They then proceeded to replace them with identical brand new 4x6" wooden posts.

Today I'm seeing these new posts being ripped out and replaced by shiny new galvanized steel posts. I'm disgusted to be living in a place where the City of Hancock can't afford to pave the streets while the state wastes $millions on projects that mean absolutely nothing.

Can it be perhaps that a government official has a brother-in-law who owns a road sign post company? How have we come to a place in history where we are served by totally inept or just plain corrupt public agencies?

Ron Studer




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