Tell Lawmakers to Agree to a Special Session
This year's historic state budget surplus gave lawmakers the opportunity to address the workfroce crisis in long-term care and provide tax relief for seniors. But the Minnesota Legislature missed the deadline to get their work done. The Governor is willing to call them back for a Special Session, but not all legislators agree to return to the Capitol.
Minnesota faces a dire shortage of workers available to care for seniors. If the legislature can't finish their work, the health and safety of Minnesota's seniors is at risk. Lawmakers must address this crisis by increasing wages and benefits for long-term care workers.
At the same time, many Minnesota seniors are struggling to make ends meet. One way to help is to reduce the tax burden on seniors by reducing state Social Security and property taxes. There are concerns that this repeal is cosly but with a historic surplus, there is room to both reduce the tax burden on seniors and invest in the long-term care workforce.
Don't let lawmakers leave the Capitol without finishing their work. Tell your lawmakers to get their work done and increase wages and benefits for long-term care workers and provide tax relief to low and middle-income seniors. It's a win-win for Minnesota's seniors.
- Your Representative
- Your Senator