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Posted: Feb 6 2013 8:42PM
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Speaker Thissen responds to Governor Daytonís State of the State

“We can choose status quo, or new direction that makes middle class Minnesotans the priority”

Speaker Paul Thissen released the following statement in response to Governor Dayton’s State of the State address.

“Governor Dayton laid out a hopeful vision for our state and the tough choices we face to make it a reality.

We can choose the status quo, which has led to devastating cuts that hurt the middle class and our schools while still not solving our state’s persistent deficit problem. Or we can choose a new, bold direction where we make middle class Minnesotans the priority, invest in our schools and economic future, and solve our state’s deficit without the failed gimmicks of the past.

We share the Governor’s desire to set aside the status quo and take action to put our state on a path to long-term economic prosperity. That is what Minnesotans expect from us and we are excited for the opportunity to work together with the Governor to move our state forward.”

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