Democrats and Republicans are back at the State Capitol after spring break today (Tues) with basically no change in  their far-apart positions on tax cuts, education funding and public safety.  Republican Senator Carla Nelson from Rochester contends the nine-plus-billion-dollar budget surplus is evidence Minnesotans have overpaid:

“Minnesotans realize the value of ongoing, permanent tax relief, as opposed to a one-time check.”

Governor Tim Walz says:

“I think it makes sense to send some of this back, but I don’t think we should get crazy and set ourselves up for, if there’s an economic downturn.”

Walz proposes one-time rebates — a thousand dollars for married couples and 500 dollars for singles.