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DFL On MN Deficit: “Elections Have Consequences”


Hortman disagrees. “I just don’t think it’s an option not to take care of senior citizens in Minnesota when they’re in nursing homes or to not take care of children with disabilities or to not take care of our roads. So certainly there is spending ...


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Hortman disputed Daudt’s assessmentShe says the preliminary assessments of the Republican tax bill is that it would increase taxes on Minnesota families“It would be a massive tax cut for the super rich, but the way that it’s structure they would actually increase taxes on Minnesotans.”Republicans blamed government spending, which they approved, as the main cause for the deficitRepJim Knoblach singled out the Health and Human Services budget for “gobbling up” the budget.Hortman disagrees“I just don’t think it’s an option not to take care of senior citizens in Minnesota when they’re in nursing homes or to not take care of children with disabilities or to not take care of our roadsSo certainly there is spending but it is responsible spending that’s required to keep our state strong.”Budget Forecast Presentation: Governor Mark Dayton News Conference: Support this story and all the stories from The UptakeDonateMichael McIntee Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experienceHe began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio stationHe is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geekMore about Michael McIntee » @https://twitter.com/mmcintee Comments are closed.More AboutMinnesotaMN HouseMN SenateJim KnoblachKurt DaudtMark DaytonGov Dayton And Others React To Sen Franken's ResignationGovernor Mark Dayton is tasked with choosing Sen Al Franken's replacementHe will make his decision in the coming days.Video Replay And Transcript: Franken Announces Intent To Resign From US Senate Local Coops Help Keep Internet Under Public Control As Net Neutrality Repeal LoomsView all Minnesota Posts →Court: Gov Dayton Veto Of Legislative Operating Budget Constitutional, Mediation OrderedMinnesota's Supreme Court says a move by Governor Mark Dayton to bring Republican legislative leaders back to the bargaining table is constitutional and has ordered the two sides into mediation.On 10-Year Anniversary of Bridge Collapse, Safety Of Other Bridges Still A ConcernMN Supreme Court Fast Tracks Dayton Veto Power CaseView all MN House Posts →MN Senate Announces Layoffs In Budget Dispute With Governor DaytonMinnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R) announces impending layoffs of Senate employees and last paychecks for SenatorsHe is making the move in response to Governor Mark Dayton's veto of operational funds for the legislature.Court: Gov Dayton Veto Of Legislative Operating Budget Constitutional, Mediation OrderedOn 10-Year Anniversary of Bridge Collapse, Safety Of Other Bridges Still A ConcernView all MN Senate Posts →Video Replay- RepJim Knoblach And Zach Dorholt Final Formal Debate Before ElectionIn 2014 Jim Knoblach (R) won election to the Minnesota House over Zach Dorholt (D) by a very small number of votes in a race that attracted a record amount of outside money This election looks to be as tight and expensiveThe two debated on Tuesday as part of a six candidate forum.RepWinkler, MN GOP Square Off On Campaign Finance In Tense Debate - Full VideoRep Carlson Blasts MN GOP For Lack Of Pragmatism On BudgetView all Jim Knoblach Posts →Court: Gov Dayton Veto Of Legislative Operating Budget Constitutional, Mediation OrderedMinnesota's Supreme Court says a move by Governor Mark Dayton to bring Republican legislative leaders back to the bargaining table is constitutional and has ordered the two sides into mediation.MN Supreme Court Fast Tracks Dayton Veto Power CaseDayton To Appeal To MN Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling Limiting His Veto PowerView all Kurt Daudt Posts →Gov Dayton And Others React To Sen Franken's ResignationGovernor Mark Dayton is tasked with choosing Sen Al Franken's replacementHe will make his decision in the coming days.Video Replay And Transcript: Franken Announces Intent To Resign From US Senate MN Senate Announces Layoffs In Budget Dispute With Governor DaytonView all Mark Dayton Posts → Where This Story Happens Recent PostsGov Dayton And Others React To Sen Franken’s ResignationReaction to SenAl Franken's announcement that he intends to resign in the coming weeks:Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, also a Democrat, who is tasked with choosing Franken's replacement“I extend my deepest regrets to the women, who have had to endure their unwanted experiences with Senator FrankenAs a personal friend, my heart also goes out to Al and his family during this difficult time.Video Replay And Transcript: Franken Announces Intent To Resign From US SenateSenator Al Franken (D-MN) says he will be resigning from the Senate in the next few weeksThe resignation comes after weeks of increasing allegations of sexual misconduct against Franken and sets off a political scramble in his home state of Minnesota.DFL On MN Deficit: “Elections Have Consequences”Despite fighting Minnesota Republicans in court over tax cuts he called "excessive", Governor Mark Dayton is not laying the blame on them for the state's projected $188 million dollar deficit over the next 18 monthsHowever, House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman (DFL) was quick to blame the GOPTweets by @UpTakeDC The UpTakeDonate Now!About The UpTakeThe UpTake TeamContact UsSend Us A VideoCoverage PlansWikiOur Supporters & SponsorsLog In CategoriesSelect CategoryBlog  (43)   Opinion  (16)   Site Notes  (8)   The UpTake  (15)DC  (887)Fact Check  (13)Issues  (2,043)   African-American History  (6)   Arts  (10)   Campaign Finance  (82)   Criminal Justice  (37)   Democracy  (6)   Economy/Jobs  (444)   Education  (146)   Energy  (29)   Environment  (226)      Frac Sand Mining  (5)   FBI Actions  (11)   Free Speech  (13)   Gun Violence  (57)   Health Care  (173)   Homelessness  (7)   Housing  (15)   Immigration  (96)   Indian Affairs  (47)      American Indian Movement  (3)      Dakota Conflict 150th Commemoration  (7)   Infrastructure  (6)   Internet Access  (3)   Labor/Unions  (319)   LGBT Issues  (140)      Marriage 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