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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

St. Paul- Governor Mark Dayton announced his 2014 bonding proposal Wednesday. In total, Governor Dayton’s plan will borrow and spend over $1 billion dollars. Currently, the state’s authorized, but unissued bonding debt is over $1.5 billion. Representative Matt Dean (R-Dellwood), Republican-lead on the House Capital Investment Committee, released the following statement in response.

“Today's wish list is another example of Governor Dayton asking hardworking Minnesotans to overpay for things they would never buy for their families or small businesses. While Minnesotans are being forced off health care and onto Governor Dayton’s broken $150 million website, they are being asked to go into debt for a $90 million executive office building for 44 Senators and now a new list including a snow making machine and chalet for the Governor's friends. The Governor shouldn't send hardworking taxpayers a credit card bill for his out-of-touch spending,” said Rep. Dean. “The list includes some worthwhile projects. We should focus on taking better care of the buildings we already have before literally growing the footprint of government -- that will provide more work, faster for trades across the state."