The Senate Republican education bill passed on Tuesday off of the Senate floor.
Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) is calling out Senate Republicans for not being transparent in the unveiling of their transportation budget last week. The $400 million bill is funded through a shift from the state’s general fund from auto-related sales taxes and borrows $325 million in bonding. Additionally, the bill includes no funding for transit and even creates a provision to act as a roadblock to any transit projects currently in the works, Sen. Hoffman says that puts transit options in the northwest suburbs in jeopardy.
Senate Republicans recently released their budget targets – which serves as an outline for how much spending will take place in each budget category as the legislature puts together a two-year state budget.
On Wednesday the Minnesota Senate voted and passed the $600 million health care Reinsurance Bill on a 37-29 vote.
One of the things I respect most about Governor Dayton is his willingness to say it like it is.
Minnesota opens new savings plan for people with disabilities to improve lives: Sen. John Hoffman authored the ABLE Act, which creates savings accounts available to the public
Minnesotans with disabilities and their families can save for goods and services to improve their lives under the new Minnesota ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Plan, which opened this month.