GOP Speaker Kurt Daudt suggested that half of the $1.9 billion Minnesota budget surplus should go to unspecified tax relief and said Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed gas tax hike is "off the table."
Gov. Mark Dayton said more than half of the $832 million in additional state surplus dollars should benefit the two ends of the learning spectrum, as he proposed more for universal pre-kindergarten classes and for public colleges.
Parties split on how best to use a budget windfall now at $1.9 billion.
Similar bills in other states have caused clinics to close.
Lawmakers pass short-term funding before midnight deadline.
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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton journeyed to Washington, DC on Friday to attend a handful of meetings regarding the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, which is due to run out by midnight if members of Congress cannot reach consensus on a bill. While in Washington, Bratton met with Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama; Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; and James Comey, Director of the FBI. ???Universally, they are very concerned about this,??? Bratton said at a news conference. Bratton urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fully fund the department. ???We cannot fund the nation???s counterterrorism program and the Department of Homeland Security on the ???installment plan,?????? Bratton said. ???This idea of kicking the can down the road for three weeks, the idea of passing this continuing resolution bill is just not practical or feasible.??? Bratton added that his city is arguably the, ???number one target.??? A lapse in...
Frank Underwood, President Bartlet and Zombie Ronald Reagan vie for top honors at CPAC.