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Green: Democrat spending why I voted ‘No’ on bonding

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Some citizens have written into your paper to ask why I voted against the bonding bill that passed on the last day of the 2014 Legislative Session. I’m happy to respond.

I have been open and honest with my opinion on bonding for quite some time. As I have stated publicly before, I’m generally hesitant to support legislation that borrows money and passes on debt to our children and grandchildren.

I voted against the bonding bill that passed on the last day of the 2014 Legislative Session. In light of the fact Democrat legislators in St. Paul already increased spending by historic amounts over the past two legislative sessions, I couldn’t support this particular legislation that borrows money for future generations to pay off. It’s important to remember that Democrats insisted on building themselves a new $90 million office building in St. Paul while the bonding bill only spent $88 million on roads and bridges statewide in this bill. That was my reason for voting no. — Rep. Steve Green

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