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State Representative Peter Fischer

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Posted: May 16 2015 4:56PM
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Legislative Update 5-16-15

Dear Neighbor,
The GOP House and DFL Senate Leadership have agreed to joint budget targets. While it's unclear what policies have been agreed to, and when we'll be done, I can tell you that I cannot support the education budget that they agreed to. The people in our district have repeatedly asked me to stand with the Governor when it comes to education, and I'm not going to backtrack on my commitment to our children now.
The House DFL proposed investing $800 million, the least we can do is support the Governor's compromise proposal.
I stand with Governor Dayton in his call for an investment of $550 million in E-12 Education. He has threatened to veto the education bill unless it doesn't contain adequate funding and I agree with him. We have a projected surplus of nearly $2 billion. Shortchanging our children isn't what you sent me here to do.
Click on the link to see a letter my colleagues and I sent supporting the Governor's call for education funding.
Peter Fischer

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