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Sen. Dahle Pleased with Governor Dayton’s Emphasis on Education and Property Taxes

Gov. Mark Dayton, in his unveiling of his budget on Tuesday, proposed reducing property taxes and increasing education funding.

January 22nd was budget unveiling day at the Capitol, as Governor Mark Dayton released his proposed budget for the 2014-15 biennium. The Governor’s budget seeks to erase the projected $1.1 billion deficit, as well as pay back the $1.1 billion still owed to the schools. 

“The Governor’s proposal is a starting point for the Senate’s budget discussions. We are long overdue for an honest discussion of how we should pay for the necessities of state government,” said Senator Kevin Dahle. “I look forward to having public hearings, town hall meetings, and working with my fellow Senators to amend and improve the Governor’s budget.” 

Governor Dayton’s proposal includes direct property tax relief for Minnesotans, with a state tax rebate up to $500 and an overall $1.4 billion reduction in property taxes. The Governor’s budget also increases funding in education, including K-12 and higher education. 

“During the campaign, I emphasized the need for property tax relief and a restoration of full education funding. I’m glad to see Governor Dayton prioritize these two issues. During the next few months, I will work hard to promote fairness and equity in our tax and education systems.” 

To convey your thoughts on the budget to Senator Dahle, please email sen.kevin.dahle@senate.mn or call 651-296-1279. 

Audio Clip: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uwm2dv4sw7dqz5b/Dahle12213.mp3 

“I think Minnesota has needed tax reform for some time and I think there's a little bit of something for everyone to like in this budget. I also like some of the key areas the Governor has decided to invest in, and it's good to see local government aid coming back to our cities and our counties. It's good to see the investment in early childhood education and all day kindergarten, so overall I was pretty pleased with the Governor’s budget.”

Jessica Hendrickson January 24, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Subject: Northfield road improvements, Northfield patch I put this on the Northfield Parch today and I wanted to send it to my neighbors to let you all know that I am trying to improve our neighborhood safety. Have a great day Jessica I live on pepper ridge Ln & my home faces honey locust dr. There is only 1 stop sign here, then if you follow pepper ridge Ln to left & right of my home you will run into more problems. There are two intersections that are 4 ways with no stop signs...bus stops t all 3 intersections I mentioned. We built our home in 2000 and at the time Jasnoch const. who owns the land, & made these roads, built these homes; the co. failed to finalize road signs. They put street signs up though..after all these years I hope we can resolve these areas before our land that is suppose to be residential becomes commercial (which it shouldn't change) because the YMCA will be built soon on HoneyLocust. This building on this ? Land & bus stop areas, park, & roads, i hope will not effect our neighborhood safety more than it has. Northfield homeowners safety, is more important than adding more roads & homes. Thank you for reading this & I hope this gets resolved before someone gets hurt... I don't work & I am at home because of a dissability, I see these roads every day along with our children going to these intersections. If you have any questions email me.. Hendrickson MS resident living with no improvements but trying not too anymore Lilyjkh@charter.net

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