Millions of dollars' worth of projects await Minnesota Legislature's vote on bonding bill

  • Article by: Jennifer Brooks , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 2, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Millions of dollars’ worth of local infrastructure projects await Legislature’s vote on bonding bill.

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EleanoreMay. 2, 13 7:13 AM

We're tapped out, no more spending needs to be the standard this year.

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twoputttommyMay. 2, 13 8:09 AM

"When the bullets stop flying, Veterans start to get stiffed" is an old saying among Veterans. We're out of Iraq, close to out of Afghanistan, and the Minneapolis Veterans Home provides an example of that saying. Last year, with GOP in charge, funding for Phase 3 of a Master Plan for desperately needed renovation at the Home was stripped out. This year, while Gov. Dayton included this needed funding, DFL majorities did not. It seems no matter the party, there are simply too many politicians that love to have their pictures taken with a Veteran, but really couldn't care less when it comes to taking care of Veterans.

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EleanoreMay. 2, 13 9:28 AM

Both parties put their interests ahead of the state, the people, the obligation we have to each other for whatever reason. The only way out of this is removing those parties from their positions of attack. until then, we are only as big a victims as we personally allow ourselves to be.

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WiseupMay. 2, 1311:44 AM

Let the state fall totally into dis repair ,the capital ,the roads , bridges ,housing ,education our veterans facilities just let it go do not spend a dime on it. Then clean house in both parties, Unicamrel government . If you would like to cut spending this would do it .We could get rid of all the whiners an grandstand ears.The state would run more economically and accountability would be out front. The people get to vote. We raise the gas tax about a nickel and get rid of state income tax. We open up the lottery system to include more winners tax free as long as some is givin to chairity.This state could be in the red in no time.All we need is the courage to get it done.

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rshacklefordMay. 2, 1312:22 PM

(article quote): "Last year, the veterans’ home didn’t make it onto the half-billion-dollar list of projects the Legislature funded. This year, with just weeks to go before the end of the session, neither the House nor the Senate has brought a bonding bill to the floor." ---- Nice going legislators. You wasted months to pass an unimportant bill for an unnecessary stadium that is yielding a tiny trickle of construction funding via e-games that most bars do not want and neither do their patrons. This trickle of funding coming in is going to Wilf's 10-game-a-year playpen. Instead, you could have been concentrating on funding the truly important things. The gambling revenue is at what, 3 to 5% of expectations, and NO ONE at the Capitol has the guts to get a group of elected officials together and say "halt this project because we legislators are NOT going to charge EVERY Minnesota taxpayer for a 10-game-a-year stadium that most cannot even afford to go to." Where are the anti-tax Republicans and the tax-the-rich Democrats with regard to this issue?! I want to see Dayton in his New Jersey Vikings jersey each and every day. If he is not going to admit and correct his mistake, he may as well be confident and wear the jersey. cc: Taxes Committee, Finance Committee, Kelm-Helgen of the faux-thority.

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wallwallMay. 2, 1312:35 PM

We are being bombarded daily with how we can squeeze the taxpayer's for more dollars and what we have to spend said dollars on. How could we have let the Dem's have the keys?

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