Bakk on End of 2016 Regular Session

St. Paul, Minn.—Sunday night the Senate adjourned after the House adjourned Sine Die early, prior to receiving the Capitol Investment bill, which was on its way to the House. Sen. Bakk has released the following statement in response.

“We accomplished a great deal this session: significant tax relief for working Minnesotans and families, $25 million in funding for preK, an additional $35 million to improve high-speed internet access, funding for mental health services, and $35 million this year with $17.5 million ongoing to address racial and economic disparities. Our investments will go a long way toward building an economy that works for everyone.

“Minnesotans expect us to get our work done and compromise. Unfortunately, no level of DFL compromise was enough for House Republicans, who kept us from accomplishing a REAL ID fix and investing in a comprehensive transportation plan.

“I am disappointed we were unable to come to an agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill and a job-creating capital investment bill,” Bakk said.

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Tom Bakk is the Senate DFL Leader and represents District 3, which includes portions of Cook, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties in the northeastern part of Minnesota.

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