2011 Legislation Session Adjourns

The 2011 Legislative Session has come to a close without an agreement between Gov. Dayton and Republican legislative leaders. The governor was presented with an all-cuts budget and with little time to negotiate before the required May 23rd legislative adjournment deadline. With the vetoing of the budget bills (to read his veto messages for each […] Read more

Legislature Ends with No Deal

The 2011 Legislative Session has ended without a compromise. However, Senator Metzen hopes that a compromise can still be made before a government shutdown. Sen. Metzen stated, “Although I am disappointed that the Legislature could not reach an agreement with the Governor, I am optimistic that we can still find a solution. Families across the […] Read more

Legislature Ends with No Deal

The 2011 Legislative Session has ended without a compromise. However, Senator Metzen hopes that a compromise can still be made before a government shutdown. Sen. Metzen stated, “Although I am disappointed that the Legislature could not reach an agreement with the Governor, I am optimistic that we can still find a solution. Families across the […] Read more

Senator Stumpf Hopeful for Budget Resolution before Shutdown

Even though the 2011 Legislative Session adjourned without an agreement, I am hopeful that a compromise will be achieved without a government shutdown. This session has shown many ways in which Republicans and Democrats can compromise and find common ground, as we did with environmental permitting and alternative education policy. Gov. Dayton has eliminated some […] Read more

Governor’s compromise goes unanswered; special session likely

The 2011 legislative session ended on Monday night without an agreement on how to solve the state’s $5 billion budget deficit. I am very disappointed in what I believe is an unacceptable outcome for the state of Minnesota. Republicans and Democrats began this session united in a goal to focus on the budget and jobs. […] Read more