On Tuesday, the Minnesota House passed the Health & Human Services and Transportation Omnibus bill (HF3138) on a vote of 82 to 43. The bill increases spending by $100 Million, taking up about one third of the projected budget surplus funds. The bill received overwhelming support from the Republican majority. Two Republicans broke ranks and voted against the bill: Rep Steve Drazkowski and Rep Jeremy Munson.
Action 4 Liberty was opposed to this bill and added the vote to mnscorecard.com. This bill is unconstitutional based on Article 4, Section 17's "single subject" rule. Furthermore, the state is currently operating under a two-year budget that fully funds government. A4L believes there is no need to spend a dime more. The budget surplus should be returned to taxpayers.