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Old 01-24-2019, 11:18 PM is offline
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Originally Posted by Robot Arm View Post
It's stupid, but the idea didn't originate with Evers.
Originally Posted by John_Stamos'_Left_Ear View Post
I happen to like this sign.
But note that that sign also has the Mayor's name at the bottom. Like Robot said, many states put the Governor's name on their Welcome signs. It's free publicity for the Governor, and paid for by the taxpayers of the state.

And a continuing expense; every time a new Governor is elected, taxpayers have to pay for changing all these signs at every border of the state. Would be better for the taxpayers if they didn't do this, just had something about the state, like (for Minnesota) "Land of 10,000 Lakes'. But it's hard to change this once it's started.