‘Senate GOP chose to walk away from a fair deal’ on bonding bill

As the Minnesota Senate prepared to take up a cash-only bonding bill, Local 49 Business Manager Jason George sent a letter to senators expressing bitter disappointment that Republicans in the Senate refused to support a larger, traditional bonding bill.

“DFL leaders put sincere effort into working across the aisle to create a bipartisan bill,” he wrote. “They even agreed to spend money outside of bonding on Senate GOP priorities, such as nursing home and road funding. The notion that the senate GOP is being treated unfairly, or that the DFL leadership is steamrolling them, is simply not accurate. I am very disappointed that this bonding bill doesn’t address the needs of the whole state. And there is only one reason for this result — the Senate GOP chose to walk away from a fair deal.”

Read the entire letter here.