A proposal to add a new amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would re-direct approximately $300 million a year from the state’s general fund to transportation is still alive at the Legislature. A bill that would put the amendment on the ballot this November is being voted on in the House today, where is it expected to pass. That means our best hope of defeating this harmful amendment now lies in the Senate.
Take action now!
Contact your senator, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk as soon as possible and urge them to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment.
Tell them that:
- By re-directing and dedicating general fund dollars, this amendment poses a serious threat to other important priorities such as Local Government Aid, education and elder care.
- This amendment would jeopardize the stability of the state budget.
- Measures that pit schools and public safety against roads and bridges should not be put up for a vote, especially when there are other viable options to increase funding for transportation, such as raising the gas tax or license tab fees.
- Find your senator’s contact information in the Senate Member Directory or by visiting Who Represents Me?
- Contact Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 296-4875.
- Contact Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk via his email contact form or (651) 296-8881.
Questions? If you have any questions about the proposed constitutional amendment, please contact Bradley Peterson at email@example.com or (651) 259-1911.