MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Tuesday morning, a group of Minnesota clergy members urged lawmakers to pass what they call a “fair share” budget.
They say a budget surplus and federal COVID-19 relief dollars should be used to help families hit hardest by the pandemic, asking lawmakers to make investments in small towns.READ MORE: Eli Hart’s Former Foster Mom Remembers 'An Amazing Kid'
They called on the richest Minnesotans to pay their fair share to help those in need.READ MORE: Next Weather: Slightly Warmer Start To The Work Week
“We can actually right this system and make it possible for every single family — no matter what ZIP Code they’re in, no matter what they look like, no matter how they pray, no matter what language they speak — to thrive and survive,” Minister JaNaé Bates said.
The legislature has seven weeks in the session to finalize a two-year budget. Republicans have said they will not commit to raising taxes of any kind.MORE NEWS: Sen. Klobuchar Pushing To Help Modernize Minnesota National Guard's Fleet