Senator Goggin votes to keep Minnesota open

This afternoon, Senator Goggin (R-Red Wing) voted in favor of a bill authored by Senator Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes) that will fund state government operations if negotiations with the House and Governor reach a stalemate and the government is shut down.

Senator Goggin stated, “Our leaders are working to come to an agreement on the budget despite a divided government. As they continue negotiations, we have created this safety net to keep Minnesota open.”

Roads, prisons, schools, parks, and more are funded by state government. A shutdown affects the day-to-day lives of people around the state. Senator Goggin added, “I know we will come to a compromise with the House and Governor. We expect the best, but we owe it to all of you back home to do whatever we can to ensure state operations continue to run smoothly.”