St. Paul, MINN—On Monday, May 18th, the legislature adjourned, sending a comprehensive $41.5 billion budget to Governor Dayton that increases funding for education, prioritizes aging adults' quality of life and protects middle class Minnesotans from tax increases.
"This session was about ensuring the state is funding our shared priorities while keeping government spending in line with family budgets," said Rep. Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake). "What's more, House Republicans protected Minnesotans by defeating an expensive, unnecessary gas tax that would have hurt families in Washington and Chisago County."
The legislature, which ended the regular session on time, passed bipartisan budget bills that will fully fund state government over the next two years. Highlights include:
These budget bills have been sent to Governor Mark Dayton for signature.
Dettmer can be reached by phone at (651) 296-4124. He can also be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com, or via U.S. Mail at 565 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.