Senator Pappas disappointed in lack of bonding bill

Saint Paul, MN – State Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) expressed disappointment in the legislature’s failure to pass a bonding bill this year. Bonding bills fund critical infrastructure projects and state programs that will jumpstart economic recovery and growth.

Below is Sen. Pappas’ statement:

The COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd has made the urgency for the rebuilding and job creation a robust bonding investment will create, even greater. A bonding bill will create thousands of much-needed jobs across the state, put more Minnesotans back to work, boost our economic recovery with shovel-ready projects, protect our state-owned assets, and make sound investments that Minnesota communities are asking for. After all the time and effort that went into putting this bill together, I am saddened the bill, once again, did not become law. I am hopeful we can continue negotiating this bill and come back later this summer and pass a robust bonding bill to put people back to work and support our communities.”

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Sandy Pappas represents District 65, which includes portions of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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