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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Budget resolution

The House passed their budget resolution today by a vote of 67-66. The Greiling-Dorman amendment, which would have increased spending by around $350 million, failed on a 71-62 vote. Only one Republican besides Dorman voted for the amendment (Ron Erhardt was the other). Six Democrats voted against the amendment: Rep. Denise Dittrich, Larry Hosch, Dan Larson, Ann Lenczewski, Joe Opatz, and Bev Scalze. Of those, maybe Denise Dittrich and Ann Lenczewski had to vote no. Rep. Maria Ruud, who represents Republican Minnetonk and Eden Prairie, voted yes for example.

So much for more funding for education this session.

1 Comments:

At 12:38 PM, April 01, 2005, Blogger North Star Politics said...

This post is not quite correct. The Greiling-Dorman amendment was not a proposal to raise spending per se, but to raise the spending cap, allowing the legislature more freedom in their decisions later in the year.

 

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