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The Senate GOP has issued the following statement:

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER CALLS ON SENATE DFL TO RELEASE DETAILS OF SENATE EXPENDITURES AS REQUIRED BY RULES

(St. Paul) – In a speech on the floor of the Minnesota Senate, Senate Republican Leader David Senjem (R-Rochester) today called on the Senate DFL Caucus to immediately comply with the rules of the Minnesota Senate and release a copy of Senate expenditures to members of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

“The budget deficit is getting larger and larger by the minute and we should be examining ways to cut the expenses of the Minnesota Senate and spend less of the taxpayers’ money,” said Senjem.

Section 51.5 of the Permanent Rules of the Minnesota Senate states:

“By the 15th day of April, July, October, and January of each year, the Secretary shall submit a detailed report of Senate expenditures during the previous quarter to the Committee on Rules and Administration.”

Public records indicate that a report of Senate expenditures has not been provided to members of the Committee on Rules and Administration as required by the Senate’s rules in numerous years.

Earlier this session, members of the Senate Republican Caucus attempted to cut the expenses of the Minnesota Senate by offering amendments to reduce the postage allotment for each member and banning taxpayer-funded travel.

With transparency being the rule that the Obama administration is promising to live by, the Senate DFL should follow their national party’s leader and release this information.

I’d further add that both the House and Senate should enact whatever laws are required to provide total transparency to their constituents.

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