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DFL plans to raise taxes, increase spending unfolding

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dear Neighbor,


Greetings from St. Paul. The new majority’s budget bills are taking shape and we are learning piece by piece how the overall plan will look. There are stark contrasts to the last couple of years, where the focus was on bringing better spending practices to government so we can be more efficient and effective.


Here is a link to a video where I speak more about this subject and also address a number of the emerging budget bills.



April 15 – otherwise known as Tax Day – is Monday. Make sure you file your appropriate forms if you have not already done so. We have received word House Democrats will recognize the week by unveiling their omnibus tax bill Tuesday. Their proposal is likely to include approximately $2.4 billion in tax increases.



I encourage local citizens to participate in the upcoming Walk for Glendalough event to raise money for Glendalough State Park in Battle Lake. I plan to participate in the walk, which begins 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Money from the walk is used to enhance the park and over the years has made many important improvements. Donations of all sizes are welcome. 


For more information about Saturday’s walk, or to request a pledge brochure, call the park office at (218) 864-0110. You also can click here and scroll down to the “Events” section to learn more.



Here's one last reminder that Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and I will be hosting a series of town hall meetings around District 8A tomorrow (Friday, April 12). We look forward to receiving input from area residents as we prepare to make important decisions in the remaining weeks of this legislative session. Here is the schedule:


  • Perham: 8:30 a.m., Lakes Cafe (136 W. Main St.)
  • Battle Lake: 11:00 a.m., Shoreline Cafe (505 N. Lake Ave.)
  • Fergus Falls: 1:30 p.m., LB Homes (805 E Channing Ave., former Eisenhower school)




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