Urdahl, Lang and Baker

(Willmar MN-) While area lawmakers voted for the 1.8 billion dollar bonding bill this week, some were unhappy about adding on to the state's debt when it is facing a large budget deficit next year. Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia says there's going to be tough budget decisions to make next year...

...Lang's thoughts were echoed by Representative Dave Baker of Willmar...

...Representative Dean Urdahl of Grove City helped craft the bonding bill and guide it through The House. He says the state has traditionally passed a bonding bill during good economic times and bad...

...A bonding bill is a borrowing bill, and the money that is borrowed pays for hundreds of roads, bridges, water facilities, construction and maintenance of government and education buildings and produces hundreds of jobs. Those workers pay income tax back to the state.