On Monday, Minnesota Senate Republicans announced their agenda for the upcoming legislative session. The agenda, known as ‘Vision 2020’, is a series of principles and priorities that will guide public policy work during the 2020 legislative session, which convenes on February 11.
“Our vision for 2020 is about building on the positive, bipartisan work done as the only split legislature in the nation. Our state’s budget surplus – currently estimated at around $1.3 billion – will allow us to consider proposals to put some of that money back in the pockets of the taxpayers, including income tax relief for farmers, families, small business, charities, and parents. We will also continue monitoring the costs of health care and prescription drugs and put together a capital investment bill that prioritizes infrastructure across the state – including right here in the St. Cloud area,” said Senator Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud).
Vision 2020 is an open-ended agenda that will be used to guide the Senate Republican majority’s priorities during the 2020 legislative session, including capital investment, a supplemental budget, and tax relief. Additionally, Senate Republicans will be focused on lowering the costs of health care, enhancing public safety, working on our transportation infrastructure, funding programs that work in education, and more. More information, including more specifics, on the Vision 2020 agenda can be found on the Minnesota Senate Republicans website.
“In 2019, we passed a $50 billion budget – the largest in state history – that cut the cost of health care, provided middle-income tax relief, and made needed changes to the way we deliver government services. We’re looking to build on that in 2020 by addressing the state’s achievement gap, working to create affordable and reliable energy, and making sure taxpayers continue to feel relief. I’m looking forward to more bipartisan success in the 2020 session,” said Senator Relph.
The 2020 legislative session begins on February 11.
Senator Jerry Relph represents St. Cloud, Waite Park, St. Augusta, and the surrounding areas in the Minnesota Senate.