to Return from the Twilight Zone. Minnesota
The State of
is ending a two week+ shutdown of the government because Republicans would not agree to raise taxes on millionaires to pay for vital state services. They were willing to engage in budget gimmicks and new borrowing to preserve tax rates for the wealthy, and so the stage is set for a budget that will fix everything and return the state to normal. Minnesota
Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, said that the stadium bill could be acted on during a special session later this year, perhaps in the fall. She said that she remains “strongly committed” to the bill, along with Gov. Mark Dayton and House sponsor Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead.
“We will have a vote on [the stadium bill] and we’ll work to get it passed,” Rosen said. “But if I tried to get a vote on it right now, I’d be strung up.”
And for those who need it spelled out why
“There’s not a lot of support for cutting people off health care, cutting jobs, then turning around and authorizing bonding for a stadium,” said Rep. Michael Nelson, DFL-Brooklyn Park, a stadium bill co-author
, why? Minnesota