Capitol Notebook: Parks funding prompts rural-urban fight
ST. PAUL -- Rural and urban state representatives fought over parks and trails money during their first Saturday session of 2011.
Rep. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, accused Twin Cities lawmakers of being "extra greedy."
Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, fired back that the urban and suburban area provides the state's economic basis, but is "getting the shaft" when it comes to money returning to her area. "This is the time to defend the metro."