Minnesota Report

If any of the legislator’s who did not vote for the Bonding BIll show up at any of the ribbon cutting ceremonies they should be respectfully asked to leave. Too often, people who don’t vote for something do show up and take the credit for things they didn’t assist in passing. Sounds like Donald J Trump (R).

The list of the No Votes in the House were:

Reps Tony Albright (R-55B, Prior Lake) Assistant Minority Leader, Jeff Backer (R-12A, Browns Valley), Cal Bahr (31B, East Bethel), Brian Daniels (R-24B, Faribault), Kurt Daudt (R-31A, Crown) Minority Leader, Steve Drazkowski (NR-21B, Mazeppa), Sondra Erickson (R-15A, Princeton), Dan Fabian (R-01A, Roseau), Mary Franson, (R-08B, Alexandria), Pat Garofalo (R-58B, Farmington), Steve Green (R-02B, Fosston), Matt Grossell (R-02A, Clearbrook), John Heinrich (R-35A, Anoka), Josh Heintzeman (R-10A, Nisswa) Assistant Minority Leader, Brian Johnson (R-32A, Cambridge), Deb Kiel (R-01B, Crookston), Jon Koznick (R-58A, Lakeville), Eric Lucero (R-30B, Dayton), Dale Lueck (R-10B, Aitkin), Joe McDonald (R-29A, Delano), Shane Mekeland (R-15B, Clear Lake), Tim Miller (NR-17A, Prinsburg), Jeremy Munson (NR-23B, Lake Crystal), Jim Nash (R-47A, Waconia) Assistant Minority Leader, Anne Neu (R-32B, North Branch) Deputy Minority Leader, Paul Novotny (R-30A, Elk River), Tim O’Driscoll (R-13B, Sartell), Marion O’Neill (R-29B, Maple Lake), Duane Quam (R-25A, Byron), Linda Runbeck (R-38A, Circle Pines), Peggy Scott (R-35B, Andover) Assistant Minority Leader, Chris Swedzinski (R-16A, Ghent), Tama Theis (R-14A, St Cloud) and Bob Vogel (R-20A, Elko New Market).

On the Senate side in spite of the protracted debate where senators verbally wring their hands and decrying the lack of adherence to a single subject and expressing their own form of Taxation Without Representation, with their slogan No Choice, No Voice. The bill passed with an equal number of Republicans and DFL voting for the bill. Only three senators ultimately voted against the bill Sens. Bruce Anderson (R-29, Buffalo Township), Michelle Benson (R-31, Ham Lake) Deputy Minority Leader and Mark Johnson (R-01, East Grand Forks).