Late this afternoon, Senate Republicans sent out this news release: In response to statements today from Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller that members of the legislature and Governor Tim Pawlenty “get real…” about the seriousness of the growing budget deficit, Assistant Senate Republican Leader David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) released the following statement: “I would respectfully Read more

Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, says he believes there are going to be cuts in K-12 education funding. His prediction came this morning during a Senate tax committee review of Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s budget proposal. The state is facing a projected $4.8 billion deficit, but Pogemiller isn’t buying the Republican governor’s solution, which includes Read more