Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) said today that the Senate DFL Caucus is ready to finish work agreed to earlier this week to provide tax relief, funding for priorities like schools, nursing homes, and public safety, as well as a job-creating bonding bill and she warned the Republican majority not to go home before doing so.
She criticized the Senate Republican majority for putting up roadblocks and delays in the final days and hours before the Legislature adjourns.
“The Senate DFL has committed to working round the clock in order to get these compromise deals done,” said Sen. López Franzen. “It’s unacceptable that we’ve seen the Republican majority repeatedly refuse to negotiate in good faith and not move with the urgency we need to finish all the work and deliver what we promised Minnesotans to finish.
“The global agreement outlined tax relief, funding for our students and schools, funding for long-term care and seniors, public safety investments and a job-creating bonding bill. We cannot do one, without doing them all. I urge my Republican colleagues to live up the agreement they made.”