Representative Paul Kohls, Victoria, today offered the Spending Accountability Amendment on the House Floor as a minority report to the Democrats’ tax bill.
The amendment, viewable here, would have put before voters a constitutional amendment that says state government cannot spend more money that was available in the previous two-year budget period. The report made exceptions for spending on critical public safety or health care needs as a result of a declared national security or peacetime emergency.
Rather than give the idea a straight up or down vote, Democrats tabled it.
Kohls announced last November that he would carry the amendment in the Minnesota House, you can read that announcement here. The bill, HF 3104, has never been given a hearing by Democrats.
We’ll add video of the debate as soon as it is available.