ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton announced the details of his supplemental budget proposal this morning. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk released the following statement:
“From the start of this year’s budget debate, Gov. Dayton has provided the leadership the state needs to deliver on both closing our $627 million budget shortfall and investing in the priorities most Minnesotans share—our children’s education, job growth, and property tax relief for families and businesses. Today the Governor reinforced our shared commitment to work together on passing a fair and honest budget that puts the last decade of deficits and borrowing behind us, and moves Minnesota forward on the path to a growing middle class and long-term economic prosperity.
The Senate plans to release its budget targets next week, and we look forward to hearing from the public as we work with our colleagues in the House and with Gov. Dayton on building a straight-forward and responsible budget that reflects our common goal for a better Minnesota.”