Statement from Rep. Thissen on State Economic ForecastDecember 2, 2009| Posted in Press Releases
"What I find most troubling about the budget forecast is the story it tells about what is happening outside the walls of the state Capitol. Thousands of Minnesota families are just not making it and that is what we need to keep our eye on as elected leaders.
We have ignored the bottom line of Minnesota families for too long. As we now move to rebuilding our state, we need to learn that lesson and prioritize basic economic security issues.
Now is a time for action. If I were governor, I would call the legislature into special session immediately because the longer we wait, the worse the pain will be for Minnesota families."