Rep. Woodward Offers Republican Perspective On Dayton’s Latest Budget Proposals (Audio)
On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton released a reconfigured budget proposal for the state of Minnesota. Dayton’s first budget proposal was aimed a budget gap of more than a billion dollars, which has now been revised down. Figures out at the end of February showed that Minnesota’s budget deficit for the next biennium fell 42.5 percent from November’s estimate ,now sitting at $627 million, down from $1.09 billion.
That improvement of $463 million in projections led Dayton to adjust his approach. State Representative Kelby Woodard from District 20A is an Assistant Minority Leader in the House. He offered his thoughts on Governor Dayton’s “revised” budget, which was released on Thursday. Rep Woodward said that although Gov. Dayton is moving in the right direction he’s still wanting to spend too much money.