Legislature running out of time to complete its work


Senate Republicans this week continued to drag their feet on urgent matters before the Legislature, such as preventing a middle-class tax hike, passing a robust jobs bill, and addressing Minnesota’s heartbreaking opioid abuse epidemic. DFL senators are eager to work with Republicans to address these challenges, but there is little to no urgency on the other side of the aisle to complete this important work before a fast-approaching May 21 constitutional deadline. With just four weeks left in the 2018 session, there is no time to waste. If the Republican majority decides to pursue shadowy last-minute backroom deals instead of conducting their work in a manner that is transparent, accountable, and consistent with Minnesotans expectations of their state government, DFL senators will hold them accountable.