Dear Granite City Neighbors,
There are only a handful of days left in session, but there’s a lot to get done. We’ve completed our initial budget proposals in the Minnesota House, and now the focus will be on conference committees to produce the compromise legislation that both the House and Senate can send to Governor Walz for his approval.
I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished in the House budget, and I know the values-based conversations my colleagues and I have had all over the state are reflected in our proposal that delivers Minnesotans the investments they deserve.
The refusal of some in the Senate to come to the table to craft meaningful solutions for the people of Minnesota is frustrating, but I’m hopeful that together we can produce a budget that invests in our students, provides affordable and accessible healthcare, and builds safe and inclusive communities for us to raise our families.
Our Proposal for St. Cloud’s Students
Our budget proposal in the Minnesota House is prioritizing our students, and young learners all over the state would benefit from the investments we’re making. St. Cloud alone would see an increase of $698 in per-pupil funding over the next two years.
This highlights just one of several areas where the unsatisfactory investments made in the Senate don’t even come close closing the education funding gap that hurts our schools and students. Our education proposal in the House is the product of input from students, parents, teachers, and administrators. We’re funding our schools based on conversations we’ve had at Town Halls like the ones I’ve held in St. Cloud. This is your budget, and I’ll continue to fight for the investments that you deserve.
Minnesota Values Budget
For more on the House’s Minnesota Values Budget, you can read about the innovations and investments we’re making in health care, education, transportation, and taxes here. These aren’t gimmicks or quick fixes to complicated issues. We’ve made smart, steady investments that are backed up by the values Minnesotans hold dear, and I hope you’ll join me in urging my Senate colleagues to work with us in a way that moves Minnesota forward, not back.
Stay In Touch
With the end of session fast approaching, I want to hear from you. Please feel free to call me at (651) 296-6612, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rep. Dan Wolgamott