AUDIO: House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler expands on DFL-introduced budget and tax package

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler elaborated on the budget and tax package introduced by House DFlers earlier in the week.

The plan asks the wealthiest Minnesotan individuals and corporations to pay more in taxes to pay for long-term investments into early childhood and education.

Winkler responded to criticism from Republican colleagues and said that while the federal money injections may be enough for right now, it will not support schools on a sustained level.

The state’s projected $1.5 billion budget surplus also does not account for inflation, another key issue in state funding for schools.

Listen to the full interview with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler below.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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