Senate Democratic leader Tom Bakk says tax cuts, universal pre-kindergarten and a transportation package all “got harder” because of the state’s smaller-than-expected budget surplus. Bakk says he doesn’t buy the argument that if the state just cuts taxes, the economy will grow faster. He says the Senate is not going to take that strategy. House Speaker Kurt Daudt takes issue, saying Minnesotans should get the surplus back. He says putting money back into Minnesotans’ pockets will help the economy. State lawmakers are back in session one week from Tuesday.