Photos: House DFL has new budget targets, GOP responds
March 19, 2013 — 4:40pm
House Speaker Paul Thissen and other House GOP leaders prepared to enter their news conference. House Democrats unveiled their budget priorities including asking those making more than $500,000 to come up with about $854 million over the next two years, paying back K-12 public schools.
A DFL staffer took down the press conference sign used to illustrate Minnesota's future.
Rep. Mary Liz Holberg and Minority Leader Kurt Daudt listened from the back of the room as House DFLers talk about their tax plan, left is Bobby Patrick, assistant to minority leader.
Minority Leader Kurt Daudt and GOP communications director Susan Closmore, went over notes in the hallway before rebutting the House DFLers budget plan to the press.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."