ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The first batch of bills in the Minnesota House will attempt to whittle away at state IOUs to schools, give more property taxpayers rebates, install a health care insurance exchange and prop up investment grant programs.
House Speaker Paul Thissen offered a preview of the initial legislation on Tuesday. The bills won’t be introduced until Thursday. Thissen says all of the priority bills deliver on campaign promises.READ MORE: You Can Always Get What You Want? Mick Jagger Has 2 Juicy (Jucy) Lucys Before Concert
The state owes public schools hundreds of millions of dollars from past budget crises. The goal is to pay back at least $500 million in the next two years.READ MORE: Assistant Director Who Handed Alec Baldwin Prop Gun Before Fatal Shooting Has Deep Minnesota Ties
On property taxes, Thissen says Democrats want to expand a rebate program for homeowners.
Republicans caution the moves are all expensive at a time the state has a $1.1 billion deficit.MORE NEWS: St. Paul School Board Chair Jeanelle Foster Recovering From COVID
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