Senate Republicans today attempted a political trick to block essential transportation funding.
Senate, House DFL Leaders Push Back on Republican Obstructionism: Commonsense bills for progress in Minnesota blocked by Senate Republicans
DFL leaders in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives came together today to ask Senate Republicans to work across the aisle on shared priorities like supporting students, increasing access to health care, and ensuring safe and fair workplaces for all Minnesotans.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — In one of only two divided legislatures in the United States, commonsense bills for statewide progress have been refused public hearings in the Republican-controlled state Senate. Senate and House DFL leaders will join together Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. to call on the Republican Senate to work across the partisan aisle to help build the kind of state Minnesotans deserve.
WHO: Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook
Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis
Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park
Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury
House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley
WHAT: Press conference with DFL leaders from the Minnesota Senate and House calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking progress for Minnesotans.
WHERE: Capitol Press Room B971
WHEN: Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, released the following statement in response to Governor Tim Walz’s first State of the State Address.
Minnesota Management and Budget today announced the state’s expected budgetary balance decreased $492 million since the November forecast. Senate DFLers released statements on the February forecast.
Minnesota Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, and Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, praised Governor Walz today for making historic investments in Minnesotans’ top priorities.