Statement from Chairman Ken Martin about the Governor’s budget surplus

“Governor Dayton’s proposed supplemental budget underscores how far we’ve come since the days of Republican-led multi-billion dollar deficits. Because of the Governor and DFL leadership we’re discussing middle class tax relief and building the state’s reserve, not about gutting essential services for kids and seniors.

“Today is another step in the right direction for Minnesota and a reminder of what we can achieve when we follow the progressive tradition that makes our state great.