Finance

Senate DFL Caucus Releases 2016 Budget Targets

Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul), Senate Tax Committee Chair Sen. Rod Skoe (DFL-Clearbrook), Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), Senate Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove), and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) have released the 2016 budget targets for the Minnesota State Senate. Senate DFL Budget targets reflect the stated priorities of the Senate DFL Caucus: investing in transportation, building Minnesota, expanding education opportunities, and supporting equity for workers and families.

Bakk applauds Dayton budget recommendations

This week Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) invited Governor Dayton to attend a future caucus meeting of DFL Senators to discuss his budget. Sen. Bakk has released the following statement in response to Governor Dayton’s release of his budget recommendations.

Bakk responds to February Forecast

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) has released the following statement following Minnesota Management and Budget office released the February Forecast. The forecast showed our economy is stable with a surplus of $900 million, but there is reason to exercise caution as we approach the next biennium.