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Saint Paul – Today, Governor Mark Dayton released his budget proposal for the next two years. With a budget surplus and a growing economy, he continued to build on the progress of the last two years by putting forward a regionally balanced budget that invests in early childhood education, affordable college, job training, transportation and broadband infrastructure, and tax breaks for hard working, middle class families.
“The Governor put forward a budget today that focuses on the priorities middle class families care about,” said Rep. Peter Fischer. “He is investing in our world class education system, from early childhood all the way to college and career training. Together we’ll be making sure middle class families can make ends meet.”
The Governor’s budget guarantees that every child in Minnesota will be able to attend free Pre-Kindergarten, ensuring that more children are ready and able to succeed in school. It makes college more affordable and expands job training, which will keep good-paying jobs here in Minnesota as our economy changes. He invests in repairing our crumbling transportation infrastructure and expanding transit, making our communities more livable. The budget also expands tax credits and incentives for families raising children, making affordable, high quality childcare more accessible.
The Governor’s budget also addresses the backlog in state parks and trails funding. Currently 28 field offices are going unstaffed, leaving visitors without adequate access to outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities.
Rep. Fischer encourages constituents to contact him with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas. Rep. Fischer can be reached by phone at 651-296-5363 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Constituents can also visit Rep. Fischer’s legislative page and sign up for email updates.