The Republican Senate and Democrat House in Minnesota are about to pass a massive debt bill that spends $1.8 Billion of future taxpayer money, pays for the response to the civil unrest in Minneapolis, and spends hundreds of millions of dollars on pork projects. SF26 is the Senate version and HF1 is the House version. Republicans Senjem, Nelson, Relph and Housley are the authors in the Senate.
Section 2 of the bills reads:
Civil unrest costs.
$5,072,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund for costs incurred related to the response to civil unrest in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. This is a onetime appropriation.
This $1.8 Billion debt bill full of pork is being passed while the state is experiencing a $4.7 Billion budget shortfall, which would require taxes to increase or spending to shrink in order to balance. The Legislature is completely tone deaf to the fiscal realities of the state budget.
If you want to talk to your legislator about why they are taxing your children to with this enormous debt bill, you can find him or her here: