Residents can weigh-in on state budget in Woodbury MondayMinnesota legislators will host 23 public meetings across the state during February, seeking citizen input on the state budget recently proposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Minnesota legislators will host 23 public meetings across the state during February, seeking citizen input on the state budget recently proposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. A group of Representatives and Senators will host a meeting in Woodbury on Monday, Feb. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Central Park Place Amphitheater.
State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, will be attending the Woodbury hearing.
“Minnesota is facing a budget deficit likely will surpass $5 billion,” Sieben said. “This is not a problem that a few people can solve within the walls of the Capitol. This kind of challenge is going to demand input from working Minnesotans, business owners, school employees, city and county leaders, retirees, and everyone in between.”
The Senate has also created a Web site to collect thoughts from citizens across the state. The site is http://budgetforum.senate.mn. Citizens have the opportunity to enter ideas for solving the budget deficit and getting the economy moving forward. Lawmakers regularly review the site for innovative ideas and suggestions.
For more information, please contact Sen. Sieben at 651-297-8060 or via e-mail at: email@example.com.