GOP Releases Budget Targets

Today the House and Senate GOP released their budget targets. Unsurprisingly they continue to use phony math and accounting gimmicks in order to mislead the public. When looking at forecasted spending, the GOP's budget actually cuts critical spending in Health and Human Services and Education. Their transportation funding will not keep pace with maintenance needs and there is not a single penny for new transit needs. (For additional information, check out this Twitter thread.)

Joined by my colleagues to share concerns about the GOP's budget.

Monitors Visit the Capitol

This week I was pleased to see so many constituents at the Capitol. I was especially pleased to be able to host members of my fraternal organization at the Capitol to discuss this legislative session, the state's budget and equity funding. I want to extend a special thank you to Rep. Melissa Hortman, Sen. Tom Bakk and Gov. Mark Dayton for making the time to visit with the group. (We extended an invitation to Republican leadership but they declined.)

With Governor Dayton