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: Bill Calling For Expansion Of Supreme Court Slammed As 'Court Packing' By Republicans -- But What Does That Mean?
They called on the richest Minnesotans to pay their fair share to help those in need.READ MORE: Bill At Capitol Would Repeal Law Banning Objects Hanging From Rearview Mirror, An Issue In Daunte Wright's Case
“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.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting Puts Pressure On Minnesota Legislature To Pass More Police Reforms
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.
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