MINNESOTA HOUSE & SENATE REPUBLICANS

For Immediate Release
March 2, 2009
Contact (Senate): Michael B. Brodkorb
(651) 296-4184
Contact(House): Kevin Watterson
(651) 296-5989

MEDIA ADVISORY

HOUSE & SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TO DISCUSS LACK OF PROGRESS AND PRIORITIES FROM DFL LEADERSHIP ON SOLVING BUDGET DEFICIT

WHO: Republican leadership of the Minnesota House and Senate

WHAT: Press conference to discuss the lack of legislative progress and priorities from the DFL leadership on solving the growing budget deficit

WHEN: TODAY, March 2, 2009 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 181, State Office Building

The DFL has had ample time to put a coherent budget together. Actually, the DFL majorities had more than ample time to accomplish that. It isn’t even fair to say that the DFL majorities been hesitant in putting a budget plan together. It’s accurate to say that the DFL majorities ignored their legislative responsibilities.

Instead, the DFL majorities opted to hold choreographed hearings across the state to criticize Gov. Pawlenty’s budget. These choreographed hearings’ purpose was an attempt to sway public opinion by calling on advocates who rely on government funding to run their special interest groups to ‘testify’ that cutting budgets should be put offlimits.

At the St. Cloud choreographed hearing, several of these witnesses made it sound like cutting their budget would cause the end of the world as we know it.

It’s time for Minnesota to see what real leadership looks like. That’s what this press conference is about.

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