From: Matthew Hyle
Senator Miller has been in office for a decade. He climbed to the post of Senate President of the Republican majority in no small part because of his large campaign chest and his willingness to author bills. If you want a bill from Senator Miller, it is easy to come by. Seeing him vote for it is another matter.
He drafted a bill for funding a new Winona County jail; he could not support it when it came time to vote. He drafted a bill to ratify public employee contracts; he could not support it when it came time to vote. He drafted a bill in favor of a WSU construction project; he not only could not support it when it came time to vote, he argued against the bill in committee.
Do we need a state senator that represents us only through symbolic bill introductions? We do not need a senator that promises a middle road while running for office but then votes along party lines.
I’m voting for Sarah Kruger this time. I believe she stands for public education, a sustainable economy, and a truly decentralized government. If she introduces a bill, she will defend it.