MN GOP “Out Of Touch” On Racial Disparities say DFL Lawmakers

Rep. Rena Moran (DFL) says her Republican colleagues in the Minnesota House are “out of touch” and “unrealistic” in not appropriating at least $50 million to deal with the state’s racial and economic disparity problems.

Moran and other lawmakers spoke Tuesday morning to urge House Republicans to set a $50 million budget target, which is still less than the $100 million that Governor Mark Dayton would like spent on the issue. Republicans have refused to appropriate little if any of the state’s $900 million surplus towards the problem, instead moving around current appropriations, something Rep. Peggy Flanagan (DFL) called a “shell game.”

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