Jobs Bill Passes House-Senate, but Not Governor’s Desk
The Minnesota House and Senate both approved the Capital Investment Jobs Bill with bipartisan support on Monday. The billion dollar bill, which including several local projects, is expected to create thousands of jobs throughout the state.
State Representative Tim Faust (DFL-Hinckley)
Governor Tim Pawlenty promised to veto the legislation. He said, Monday, the bill “represents severely misguided priorities.” He said before the legislature passes any additional spending bills, DFL legislators should submit a plan to resolve the state’s $1.2 billion deficit.
House Minority Leader Kurt Zellers (R – Maple Grove) agreed.
Representative Jeremy Kalin (DFL-North Branch) encouraged the Governor to sign the bill because of the immediate need for jobs.