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ST. PAUL – State Representative Tony Cornish (R-Vernon Center) supported a budget compromise crafted by Minnesota House and Senate leadership recently, noting it will provide tax relief to Minnesotans, fund our road and bridge needs, and prioritize our schools.
“Since last session we’ve heard from our constituents back home that they don’t want the legislature to wait until the last minute to get its work done,” Cornish said. “So by passing our budget bills earlier than usual, it will give the governor plenty of time to look at it, and if he has problems with it, then he can start negotiating with us.”
Cornish noted that senior citizens, small business owners, farmers, working families and college students would all benefit under at $1.15 billion tax relief compromise approved by the House and Senate. Road and bridge improvements across the state would see a $5 billion investment.
Cornish said Governor Dayton has showed little interest at this point in finding a budget compromise and ending session early, and since the Legislature is serious about getting done on time, it is moving forward with its budget agreement.
“We have good legislation here, so it makes sense to show Minnesotans we’re serious about approving bills that positively impact them and hope to convince the governor to sign them,” Cornish concluded.
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