AP Interview: Dayton says state must borrow $200M in next 2 years to refurbish Minn. Capitol

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 7, 2012 - 10:09 PM
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rshacklefordDec. 7, 12 1:17 PM

(article quote)Dayton said the money could come in two chunks or all at once, but it's needed to keep the restoration project going. Without the money, Dayton said the project would "grind to a halt." ---- Grind to a halt due to a lack of funding? Is he kidding? That is not true. The New Jersey Viking's metrodome v2.0 will obviously lack enough funding and that is moving ahead. Why doesn't Dayton just rob the taxpayers yet again?

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moretaxesnowDec. 7, 12 2:04 PM

Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend... Couldn't we build an entirely new Capitol building for $209 Million? The new Vikings stadium is going to cost $658 Million and a Capitol seems to be less than 1/3 the size.

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donm251Dec. 7, 1210:35 PM

Dayton is very money foolish and penny spending.

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gwbuddyDec. 8, 12 1:40 AM

I think that Dayton needs to get his spending priorities STRAIGHT here. First, we should get Minnesota's State Capital "Fixed", and THEN, and ONLY THEN, should ANY Public money be spent on the new Viking's stadium. Things are going to be more difficult now, because the agreement with the Vikings has been signed and Minnesota faces another budget "Deficit". Uh,Oh!

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jackpinesavDec. 8, 12 6:51 AM

About time! Capital building is in terrible shape. "Rassler" and Tim the candidate both ignored it and repub legislature put up scaffolding next to building just to protect people from chunks falling off. Like showing off house with Ti-Vek for siding.

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elmore1Dec. 8, 12 7:57 AM

We all have the "capacity" to borrow a lot of money from banks and credit cards. We don't because we we prioritize, minimize debt and are fiscally responsible. The gov is acting like he just got an amex black card.."I'll have one of those, and one of those"...

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down2earthDec. 8, 1211:18 AM

Really? Has the state caught up on the payments to the schools of Minnesota? NO! School funding is seriously in arrears. Get your priorities in order, Dayton! The children of this state need a fully funded education before you and the others at the capitol need a prettier place to do your work. The state is behind in school funding payments and facing a deficit. Take care of those items first.

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texas_technomanDec. 11, 12 4:14 AM

Charge for admission......

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