No bonding bill for state public works projects when the 2020 legislative session ended at midnight. Democrats’ two-billion-dollar package failed Saturday morning in the House:
“675-thousand-169 Minnesotans have filed for unemployment. The state has lost four billion dollars’ worth of revenue over that time, and we’re continuing here as if it’s business as usual?”
…Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt. Democratic Majority Leader Ryan Winkler responded:
“Investments have been neglected, leaving problems for someone else to solve. We need to fix your neglect. That is why we are bringing this bill forward.”
And Sunday afternoon in the Senate…
“The bill fails to pass.”
Republicans’ one-billion-dollar plan didn’t get support from Democrats, who say it’s inadequate. The two sides have another chance to hammer out a compromise because there will likely be a special session in June to address COVID-19 issues.