Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Last week, I shared my hope that Governor Dayton and his agencies would participate in the conference committee process so that we can work through our differences to come to a final bipartisan agreement. Unfortunately, this week the governor backtracked on his request to set joint budget targets by today, April 28th, refusing to work with the Legislature and negotiate at this point in the process.
We worked diligently to get comprehensive budget legislation passed in a timely manner so we could work to get a bipartisan budget completed before adjournment. With less than a month to go, it would be helpful for the Dayton Administration to join the Legislature and work to find common ground on these bills.
In an effort to continue moving forward, House and Senate Republicans announced legislative joint budget targets earlier today which conference committees will use to continue their work.
I will keep you updated on budget bills as we work toward a final compromise. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you’d like to share your thoughts on budget bills. Your input is invaluable and helps me better represent the priorities of our community!
Have a wonderful weekend.