Local legislator discusses accomplishments from latest legislative session and future priorities

Minnesota lawmakers missed a recent deadline to pass agreed-on tax cuts,  because of continuing disagreement over spending for health-and-human services, education and public safety.  District 27 Senator Gene Dornink, a Republican from Brownsdale spoke with KAUS and stated that some good things were accomplished during the session, including refilling the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund, and renewing reinsurance to keep healthcare costs in the state from skyrocketing…

Senator Dornink went on to talk about what the Republicans’ priorities were heading into the legislative session concerning how to allocate funds from the state’s $9 billion-plus budget surplus, and where they stand moving forward…

Governor Tim Walz has not laid out a timeline as of yet for a possible special session, but has stated that he will not call lawmakers back for a special session until there is a commitment to wrap up work on such issues as tax breaks and spending bills. 

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