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Minnesota House DFL releases 2020 Minnesota Values Plan

Thursday, February 6, 2020

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, Minnesota House DFL leaders and legislators unveiled their 2020 Minnesota Values Plan for the Legislative Session.

“The Minnesota House DFL remains committed to building a better future for all Minnesotans,” said Speaker Melissa Hortman. “While we made some bipartisan progress last year, Senate Republicans blocked action on the issues most important to Minnesotans. House DFLers believe that all Minnesotans deserve a world-class education, affordable health care, economic security, and safe and inclusive communities. We will continue our efforts to make this better future a reality for all Minnesotans.”

The 2020 Minnesota Values Plan includes the following:

World-class schools — House DFLers believe every child in Minnesota deserves a great start, and are working to close the opportunity gap and invest in early care and learning.

Affordable, accessible health care — House DFLers are working to pass long-overdue legislation to provide affordable insulin and reduce the price of prescription drugs.

Economic security — House DFLers are working to provide paid family and medical leave and earned safe and sick time to all Minnesotans.

Safe and inclusive communities — House DFLers are working to enact common-sense gun violence prevention legislation including criminal background checks on all gun sales and extreme risk protection orders. We are working to deliver investments in communities across the state through local jobs & projects. And the House DFL will continue to advocate for bold action on climate, including a 100% clean energy standard.

“House DFLers led the way last year with a bold, progressive agenda that sets a marker for the future,” said Majority Leader Winkler. “Last year’s budget was just a first step on a much longer road to a better state. We will continue working to advance an ambitious agenda that will improve the lives of all Minnesotans.”

The 2020 Legislative Session begins at noon on February 11th.