Bill to Give Commission Power to Put Us in Debt
Am I hearing it right about House Bill 3229? A tipster advised that it allows the Soil and Water Commission to issue $300 million in General Obligation Bonds for irrigation projects. That is more debt than the Higer Ed bonds, and we had to have two elections before that happened. How can this little-known commission be empowered to stick it to us for more than the Higher Ed system? As the tipster noted "If the taxpayers are going to get stuck with $300 million in debt to pay off, at least they could spend it on highways or something of use to more than a few hundred rice farmers." This may be voted on TODAY.