With just 10 days to go in the 2015 legislative session, deep policy divisions separate the Republican majority in the Minnesota House, the DFL majority in the Senate and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. In a pair of commentaries, legislative leaders lay out their cases:
• House Speaker Kurt Daudt says the GOP is determined to protect middle-class Minnesotans from tax hikes while investing carefully in long-term priorities.
• Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Finance Committee chair Richard Cohen say the DFL has the more responsible plan to build up the state’s reserves and target funding increases to students, veterans and transportation.