Sen. Dibble

Senator Dibble responds to the omnibus transportation budget bill

“This transportation budget remains full of shifts and gimmicks from the Senate Republicans even though my colleagues and I tried to amend it into a budget that would benefit the state of Minnesota,” said Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), DFL Lead of the Transportation Committee. “Transportation is about people accessing opportunities and our economy’s ability to create prosperity. Siphoning general fund resources away from public education, from health care for seniors and the disabled, from property tax relief is irresponsible. Gutting support for transit will profoundly disrupt lives. Unlike other budget areas, transportation has constitutionally dedicated fund streams (that aren’t keeping up) and should be reformed instead of depending on unsustainable shifts.”

Sen. Dibble, Rep. Hornstein, and Rep. Long statement on President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment Plan

Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), DFL-Lead on the Senate Transportation Committee, Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Minneapolis), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Rep. Jamie Long (DFL-Minneapolis), Chair of the House Climate and Energy Committee released the following statement this afternoon following President Biden’s announcement of a $2.2 trillion infrastructure investment plan:

Senate Republicans launch ambush attack in a play to divide Minnesotans

After providing only late Sunday night notice to the public, Senate Republicans took up Senate File 1354 early Monday morning on the Senate floor. SF 1354 began as a proposal from Minnesota Governor Walz to provide state aid to local governments when a public safety event occurs that is of regional or statewide significance. Discussions about this proposal have been ongoing during the legislative session.