Republican Representative Dean Urdahl is hoping Governor Walz will call lawmakers back into a special session on September 21st to pass a bonding bill. He says a bonding bill would not only help boost the state economy but get thousands of Minnesotans back to work:
“Right now we are one of the leaders in the nation in terms of unemployed construction workers. We have 10,000 unemployed construction workers.”
Urdahl says another concern is the cost of paying for the bonding bill:
“It’s not free money. We have to pay debt service on that. But on the other side, we have to consider what is lost if we don’t do a bonding bill. The taxes paid by construction workers, the other workers.”
Governor Tim Walz has called another special session for tomorrow to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers something Republicans strongly object too.