Democrats oppose Pawlenty plan, whatever it might be

Gov. Tim Pawlenty had not yet held his news conference this morning to announce a proposed constitutional amendment, but Democrats got an early jump on criticizing the proposal, whatever it is.

House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, DFL-Chisholm, issued the following all-purpose, negative news release:

Statement from House Majority Leader Tony Sertich on the Governor’s upcoming press conference:

“While we do not yet have all the details about the Governor’s upcoming announcement, we fully expect it will have nothing to do with strengthening schools, improving health care or creating jobs for struggling Minnesotans.

This is much more about grabbing headlines than it is about addressing the immediate needs of Minnesota families. Ideas like the one he’s proposing have been tried in other states and have failed.

The real killer for Minnesota families is the $2 billion more in property taxes they’ve paid since Governor Pawlenty took office.

Clearly, this proposal is not for Minnesota.”

House Majority Leader Tony Sertich