EDUCATION

As a teacher and coach for 34 years, I know firsthand that Minnesota has a long history of excellent public and private schools. Providing adequate and fair funding has to be among the highest priorities of our state government. It is not right that our schools receive thousands less per student than schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Equity funding …

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TAXES & THE ECONOMY

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TAXES & THE ECONOMY During these challenging economic times, government should encourage businesses to locate in our state, not to drive them away with increased taxation and excessive regulation. These types of legislation affect all businesses, but especially the job creating small and family-owned operations. As your representative I will continue to work for ways to: Use tax dollars responsibly …

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HEALTHCARE

Minnesota is the nation’s health care leader, but that does not mean we can sit back on our accomplishments. I have consistently supported consumer-centric solutions that let individuals and families find the most affordable care that suits their needs. At the Capitol I will fight for: High-quality, affordable healthcare for Minnesotans Empowering consumers with control over their health care decisions …

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PUBLIC SAFETY & IMMIGRATION

Public safety is of paramount importance in communities across the state. The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens. I have led the way in keeping our communities and families safe from those who would do us harm. I supported improving Minnesota’s public safety by passing laws to strengthen penalties for offenders, including locking up the “worst …

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TRANSPORTATION

The overwhelming majority of Minnesotans travel using roads and bridges and our funding priorities should reflect that reality. I will continue to argue for: Fair distribution of transportation dollars throughout the state Investment in our roads without making them more expensive to use Directing resources to roads, highways, and bridges Highways are Minnesota’s veins of commerce. Businesses use them to …

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