Dayton’s leadership style reactionary in nature

Dear Friends, I read an editorial in the Mpls paper, “Dayton’s first-year marks are high“, and felt compelled to respond. I was limited to 250 words but could have written more. I don’t know if it will be published. The following is what I submitted. Roger To the Editor: As a first term legislator, I […]

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Taxing ‘the rich’ isn’t enough. We need longer vision

A good article from the Opinion page of the Pioneer Press- Roger Taxing ‘the rich’ isn’t enough. We need longer vision Pioneer Press Updated: 07/01/2011 08:09:19 PM CDT http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_18393926 What we have here is a failure to compromise. Much of the state budget could have been passed, but the governor chose not to get those […]

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Governor Willing to Shut Down State

Dear Friends, It is unfathomable to me that Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to shut down our state in order to keep pushing for tax increases, but that’s what he has done. The Legislature was at the Capitol all day and well into the night Thursday, working to get a budget in place before midnight […]

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Attempting to Reach a Solution

Dear Friends, I am in meetings at the Capitol today as we attempt to get a budget solution in place before the fiscal year ends at midnight, preventing a government shutdown from starting tomorrow. The governor must call a special session in order for us to pass the bills necessary to keep government operating past […]

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