Tuesday Talk: How prepared is your community?
No public policy could prevent last week’s Duluth flooding. However, smart investments in public services and local emergency response systems mitigated flooding’s public safety threat. Conservatives are the first to criticize local governments in the absence of an adequate response yet they advocate policy that reduces such services—fewer police, firefighters, and EMS. This jeopardizes safety.
Current law calls for more local government budget cuts.
With another generation of conservative public policy, will Minnesota be prepared for future floods, tornadoes, and blizzards?