Minnesota politicians mull special legislative session on walleye fishing

by staff |
August 2, 2015
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St. Paul, MN - Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are considering bringing all the legislators from around the state, 201 of them, to talk about giving zero-interest loans and tax breaks to resort and business owners, claiming they will ‘suffer’ because the walleye fishing season is ending early on one lake - Lake Mille Lacs, in east-central Minnesota.

Leaders of Minnesota’s low-income community are furious.

Linden Gawboy of the Welfare Rights Committee states, “This is an insult to those of us who have been fighting at the capitol for basic survival needs for years. Over 70,000 kids live in extreme poverty. Tens of thousands are basically homeless. The last across-the-board welfare grant increase was in 1986, 29 years ago. Dayton and his legislative cronies have been giving handouts to big business for years, but many of us who have nothing can’t get any cash help at all. We say, ‘Give aid to all in need!’”

The Welfare Rights Committee is organizing a call-in week starting August 3 to urge the governor and legislative leadership to convene a special session on giving money to the poorest of the poor in this state.

For more information: Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1646316468946540/, or visit WelfareRightsMN.com.