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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer Orders Some Pork

State Representative Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake 16B), former Secretary of State, and new occupant of the seat formerly held by the disgraced Mark Olson, has studied the cafeteria menu at the State Capitol, and ordered up $500k in pork for her lunch.

HF 1319 requests bonding for an ice arena in Big Lake.

For most legislators, this wouldn't be an unusual occurence, but Rep. Kiffmeyer runs with the 'Minnesota Majority' crowd, and others on the extreme hard right. She'd be the last person I'd expect to be putting her snout in the public trough.

H.F. No. 1319, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) Posted on Mar 04, 2009

1.1A bill for an act

1.2relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state
1.3bonds; appropriating money for the Big Lake Regional Ice Center.

1.5 Section 1. APPROPRIATION.
1.6$500,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund to the commissioner of
1.7employment and economic development for a grant to the city of Big Lake to design,
1.8construct, furnish, and equip an ice arena complex to support the Big Lake regional area.
1.9The location of the ice arena complex must take into consideration community
1.10and business development, community traffic routes, and transportation needs of the
1.11Northstar commuter rail line serving Big Lake to Minneapolis, and the possible extension
1.12of the line to St. Cloud.
1.13This appropriation is not available until the commissioner has determined that at
1.14least an equal amount has been committed from nonstate sources.

1.16To provide the money appropriated in section 1 from the bond proceeds fund,
1.17the commissioner of finance shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to
1.18$500,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota
1.19Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI,
1.20sections 4 to 7.

1.21 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
1.22Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment.

I guess the enticing aromas of roasted pork emanating from the Minnesota taxpayer's empty wallet is too much to resist.

Write to your legislator, and ask that they ignore HF 1319.


lloydletta said...

Oink, oink, oink.