WEEK FOUR: Jan. 27, 2017
It was a busy week at the Minnesota State Capitol. Governor Dayton kicked things off with his State of the State address on Monday and touched on broad themes including Minnesota’s strong economy and job creation. He also touched on those Minnesotans who are still struggling.
Much of the discussion at the Capitol this week was focused on those struggling Minnesotans. Governor Dayton released his two-year budget on Tuesday where he emphasized increased tax relief. From property tax relief for farmers to tripling the tax credit for child care – hard working Minnesotans were at the forefront of discussion.
Finally, on Thursday, the Senate came together to pass health insurance premium relief – getting money back into the pockets of 125,000 Minnesotans. The DFL and Governor Dayton held strong to their convictions that relief delayed is relied denied. The compromise agreement passed this week will get relief checks to Minnesotans by the end of April.