Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) is heard saying House Speaker Kurt Daudt is "acting like a dictator" when Daudt ignores very loud calls for a roll call vote on a motion to adjourn.
Minnesota House and Senate Republican leaders announced their transportation plan on Monday.
House Transportation Committee chair Tim Kelly (R- Red Wing) says the plan will invest $7 billion in transportation without raising the gas tax. It shifts $3.078 billion from existing revenue streams such as rental car taxes and auto part taxes and dedicates them to transportation.
$1.3 billion will come from Trunk Highway bonds and $1.05 billion in General Obligation bonds.
“Realigning” Minnesota Department of Transportation resources would provide $1.2 billion and $228 million would come from general funds.
In general, Republicans have said they oppose Governor Mark Dayton’s plan to impose a wholesale gas tax to provide a protected revenue stream for repairing and building Minnesota roads and bridges and would rather pay for it with general fund tax revenue.
Asked what will need to be cut from existing programs to pay for their plan, Republicans said that they will be laying out their budget targets on Tuesday.
DFL says GOP plan siphons school money for transportation
In a video message directed at Iranians celebrating the new year festival of Nowruz, President Obama said "we have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries."
Been there, done that. Governor Mark Dayton says the state has learned that you don't refund surpluses “Those, who fail to learn the lessons of history, are doomed to repeat its mistakes.”