Massive Debt Bill Passes MN House

The expensive $1.8 Billion debt bill just passed the Democrat controlled MN House with 25 Republicans voting in favor of taxing future Minnesotans for their wasteful pork projects. HF1 adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the state's projected budget deficit, which means the legislature will likely be raising taxes on Minnesota next year to pay for it. The bill passed 100 to 34.

$9 Million of the debt bill goes to the Dept of Public Safety for civil unrest in Minneapolis/St Paul. Senate Republicans say this money is going to pay back state law enforcement for overtime. $100 Million goes to affordable housing. The bill is also  full of numerous pork projects like art museums and the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. If passed by the Senate and signed by the governor, Minnesotans will be paying for these projects over the next 20 years. 

Bonding debt bills require a super-majority (60%). Therefore, Democrats needed 6 Republicans to vote for the bill in order to pass it. Here's a list of the Republicans who voted for this reckless spending bill:

- Rep Paul Anderson (Starbuck)

- Rep Dave Baker (Willmar)

- Rep Peggy Bennett (Albert Lea)

- Rep Greg Boe (Chanhassan)

- Rep Greg Davids (Preston)

- Rep Lisa Demuth (Cold Spring)

- Rep Bob Dettmer (Forest Lake)

- Rep Glen Gruenhagen (Glencoe)

- Rep Bob Gunther (Fairmont)

- Rep Barb Haley (Red Wing)

- Rep Rod Hamilton (Mountain Lake)

- Rep Jerry Hertaus (Greenfield)

- Rep Tony Jurgens (Hastings)

- Rep Ron Kresha (Little Falls)

- Rep Sandy Layman (Cohasset)

- Rep Nathan Nelson (Hinckley)

- Rep Bud Nornes (Fergus Falls)

- Rep John Petersburg (Waseca)

- Rep Nels Pierson (Rochester)

- Rep John Poston (Nisswa)

- Rep Kristin Robbins (Maple Grove)

- Rep Joe Schomacker (Luverne)

- Rep Paul Torkelson (Hanska)

- Rep Dean Urdahl (Grove City)

- Rep Nolan West (Blaine)




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  • Jake Duesenberg
    published this page in News 2020-10-14 22:28:41 -0500