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Saint Paul, Minnesota – Speaker Paul Thissen released the following statement following the announcement by DEED that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.9%, the lowest level since June of 2006.
“Representative Daudt said recently that Minnesota’s economy flat-lined over the past two years. This good economic news shows again that this rhetoric is flatly false. You can create a fantasy world when you’re running a campaign, but when you have to govern you have to actually deal with reality. Nothing I have seen from Republicans, either during the campaign or since, indicates they are prepared to set aside talking points and present real ideas to improve the lives of middle-class Minnesotans.
This news again eliminates any argument that the budget the DFL-led legislature and Governor Dayton passed over the past two years has hurt Minnesota’s economy. The Democrats are leaving Minnesota’s economy in better shape that it has been in nearly a decade. It’s our hope that the new Republican majority will seek ways to further progress for Minnesota, and not revert to recycled ideas that put corporate interests ahead of the middle class.”
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