Leaders respond to Dayton’s offer


GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers and GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch are on MPR’s Midday today. Host Gary Eichten asked them about the proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton to “meet them half way” on cuts and tax increases.

They didn’t sound very interested in the proposition, although they’re planning a more thorough response at 1:45 today.

Here’s what Zellers had to say:

“It’s not about us. It’s about being competitive around the country. If you’re an outlier on tax policy… that’s bad for jobs…The debate is not whether we have enough money to run the government.”

And Koch’s reaction:

“In this kind of economy, we can’t afford to lose any jobs to higher taxes. Minnesota government needs to do just what Minnesota businesses have been doing, just what Minnesotan families have been doing.”

  • Dave

    FYI, university professors aren’t getting 20-30% pay increases. That’s ridiculous and completely fabricated. MnSCU professors have been at the same pay for two years. Please, Republican leaders, focus on the truth and stop putting out misinformation.