The Republican Party of Minnesota plans a Dec. 7 rally at the state Capitol to support Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposed constitutional amendment that would cap state spending to match state income.
Rep. Paul Kohls and Sen. Amy Koch, legislative sponsors of the amendment, will be featured at the 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. event in the rotunda.
“I support the Spending Accountability Amendment because it’s just common sense that spending should match income. On December 7, I look forward to joining with fellow Minnesotans at the State Capitol to make our voices heard on this important issue,” Koch said in a statement.
Said Kohls: “It seems we are always waiting until the last days of the legislative session to agree on how much to spend. It’s time we put a stop to that approach. If we know from the start the maximum amount that can be spent, we can focus on actually setting priorities, reforming government and spending taxpayer money more effectively. We need to stop debating how much to grow government and start talking about how we can best create jobs for Minnesotans.”