Dayton To Appear In St. Cloud Tuesday, May Comment On Proposed HHR Cuts
On Monday, Minnesota’s democratic lawmakers surprised many within the state by laying out a plan to cut millions of dollars in government spending in health and human services, which aides the poor.
Governor Mark Dayton is touring the state to push his budget proposal, and may tackle the topic when he makes his next stop in St. Cloud on Tuesday. Dayton was in Duluth last week prior to the announcement about cuts to health and human services.
Rep. Tom Huntley is a democrat from Duluth, he told WDIO that he almost stepped down as the chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee when fellow Democrats proposed cutting $150 million from health programs last week.
Rep. Huntley said there is not much difference between that plan and what Republicans have done in past years when they controlled the governorship.
During the spring break, House and Senate leaders are also touring the state to talk about the budget.
Republican David Hann, the Senate Minority Leader, stopped in Duluth Monday afternoon and offered comments on the DFLs proposal, calling it a surprise.