12MN-XGR-SenateRollCal 05-11/MD aust

"This is something that can bring Minnesotans together."

— Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller

How they voted

Senate vote on environmental and cultural programs amendment

ST. PAUL — The Senate on Friday approved, on a 52-14 vote, sending a constitutional amendment to voters asking them to approve a state sales tax increase to pay for environmental and cultural programs. Voting yes were 37 Democrats and 15 Republicans. Voting no were six Democrats and eight Republicans.


Here’s how area senators cast their votes:

Democrats voting yes

Ann Lynch (Rochester); Sharon Erickson Ropes (Winona); and Dan Sparks (Austin).

Democrats voting no

Steve Murphy (Red Wing).

Republicans voting yes

Dick Day (Owatonna); and David Senjem (Rochester).

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