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.
Rep. Erik Paulsen called for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, going further than many GOP lawmakers in the aftermath of a move that has roiled the Capitol over the last day.