Letter: Rep. Davids' support of broadband infrastructure shouldn't be a surprise
Color me unsurprised that DFL activist, and husband to a former Minnesota House candidate who was trounced by Greg Davids in the 2004 general election, Frank Wright in a Dec. 17 letter criticizes our state representative for holding a broadband listening session in Spring Valley.
Last session, Davids voted yes on a bill providing more than $10 million for broadband, and he's looking to invest more. He's supported broadband funding in the past, and if they vote on it again next year he'll support it again.
Wright amazingly thinks Davids has failed his district. Maybe he should drive past the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery and recall that Davids championed that project. Or ponder the $550 million in new funding for our schools he supported last session. Or review the record new funding totals our nursing homes are collecting next year thanks to Davids' leadership. The last time one of Wright's DFL'ers was our state representative, local nursing homes closed.
And if you see Wright ask him why Democrats — when they had complete control of state government just over a year ago — prioritized mammoth tax increases and gay marriage over rural broadband. Remember, if Democrats had taken care of broadband when they were in charge for two years, we wouldn't need this meeting, would we?