Minnesota House Capital Investment Chair Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) issued the following statement regarding Governor Dayton's capital investment bill news conference:
"With this announcement, the governor has now shown he wants to spend and borrow the maximum amount. House Republicans believe government spending should not grow faster than the family budgets of Minnesotans. Going forward our focus is to craft a state budget proposal, and our current targets do not include funds for new debt service. However, I am appreciative that Governor Dayton has given us his bonding priorities, and during the interim, the capital investment committee will properly vet these projects."