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Minnesota Deserves and Fair and Balanced Budget: Public Safety
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in News
Minnesota needs a fair and balanced budget
This is the last full week of the regular 2015 Legislative Session. While Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators are working to build a better Minnesota for all Minnesotans with the state’s $2 billion budget surplus, House GOP want $4 billion in permanent tax giveaways for corporations and special interests, to kick 90,000 working families off health care, to cut job creation programs, and shortchange our children’s futures.
Public safety – $66 million gap
Gov. Dayton’s budget proposal would fully-fund the state’s Disaster Contingency Account, provided needed funding to properly-operate the Judicial System, and provide more cops to track down dangerous fugitives.
By contrast, the House GOP proposal would:
- Significantly under-fund the state’s Disaster Contingency Account, leaving the state less prepared to meet the needs of any unforeseen natural disasters; would provide $9 million less than the Governor recommends for the Fund
- Shortchange the Chief Justice’s request for funding for judges and public defenders
- Provide 13 fewer law enforcement officers and support staff than the Governor has recommended to apprehend fugitives and prevent criminals from becoming fugitives