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Posted: Mar 17 2015 2:46PM
House DFL Leader Thissen: Governor Daytonís focus on children and families the right priority for Minnesotaís future
Saint Paul, Minnesota – House DFL Leader Paul Thissen released the following statement on Governor Dayton’s supplemental budget proposal:
“With a growing economy and stable budget, our focus should be improving the lives of working parents and children that have yet to benefit from our economic recovery, not cutting taxes for big corporations or the wealthiest Minnesotans.
Governor Dayton’s focus on children and families is the right priority for Minnesota’s future. We applaud him for putting forth a budget plan that invests in hardworking Minnesotans and our state’s future, and that is built on real numbers – not phony math.
With a $1.9 billion surplus, we have the opportunity to make sure our youngest learners have access to a quality education. We have the opportunity to reduce tuition costs for college students and the debt burden for recent graduates. And we have the opportunity to provide middle class tax cuts to working parents and families.
Now that Governor Dayton has put forward his priorities for Minnesota’s future we are anxious to hear from House Republicans. We hope it is a serious budget built on real numbers, and one that puts hardworking Minnesotans ahead of their corporate backers.”
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