Faust Comments On Disaster Relief Special Session (Audio)

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 7:23 am

On Monday the Minnesota Legislature convened for a one-day Special Session to approve $4.5 million in disaster relief refunding for 18 southern and central Minnesota counties damaged by storms in June. In addition, lawmakers re-appropriated funds to counties impacted by the 2013 ice storm.

The 2013 Disaster Relief Bill does not appropriate any new funds and has zero impact on the General Fund. The bill also does not provide additional funding for counties not included in a declaration area. The disaster relief bill passed in the House after initially moving through the Senate.

State Rep. Tim Faust commented:

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1 Comment

  1. Mainstream1 09/11/13 at 6:49pm

    The Legislature has a long history, no matter which party is in charge, of providing financial relief to communities hit by natural disaster. However, Rep. Faust and the Democrats (who are currently in total control of state government) missed the opportunity to provide relief to citizens hit by the man-made disaster known as the 2013 Legislative session. The warehousing tax and the sales tax on repairs to commercial equipment (including farm equipment repairs) were among the taxes that Governor Dayton and Rep. Faust claim they didn’t know about. Listen here if you don’t believe me: redrockonair.com/news/2013/05/21/rep-faust-offers-comments-on-end-of-session-audio/. Just like in DC, I guess they have to pass the bill to know what’s in it. Even though the farm equipment repair was debated on the House Floor.

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