DFL HOLDS GOVERNMENT hostage over southwest light rail
The DFL has once again shown us how critical it is to win a Republican majority in the Minnesota Senate. In the final moments of the session, the DFL killed a bipartisan bonding bill that would have provided much needed funding for Minnesota's roads and bridges by adding an amendment to the bill to fund the Southwest Light Rail. When that didn't pass the House, Governor Dayton vetoed a different bipartisan compromise bill on tax relief, and is holding that hostage, demanding that Southwest Light Rail be funded before he will allow the tax bill to pass. If not for the DFL, this tax bill would have provided tax breaks for veterans, working families, former students paying off loan debt, and many others.
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