Woodbury Rep. JoAnn Ward on Gov. Mark Dayton's State of the State Speech

The DFLer released a statement Wednesday shortly after the governor's address.

State Rep. JoAnn Ward, who represents the northwest part of Woodbury in House District 53A, released the following statement about Gov. Mark Dayton's 2013 State of the State address.

“Governor Dayton is taking a fresh approach to our state budget and priorities. Instead of the status quo of recent years that balances the budget on the backs of middle class families and small businesses, the governor is proposing to structurally balance the budget in a way that puts Minnesota on the path to economic prosperity. I look forward to working with Governor Dayton, Republicans and Democrats on ways to improve education, create jobs, invest in veterans and move our state forward. I encourage Woodbury, Maplewood, Oakdale and Landfall residents to contact me as we tackle these issues at the Capitol.”


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Beth-Ann Bloom February 07, 2013 at 03:21 AM
How exciting to have a representative eager to work for constructive change!
KAnn February 07, 2013 at 03:13 PM
This was what Speaker Thissen had to say: “We can choose the status quo, which has led to devastating cuts that hurt the middle class and our schools while still not solving our state’s persistent deficit problem. Or we can choose a new, bold direction where we make middle class Minnesotans the priority, invest in our schools and economic future, and solve our state’s deficit without the failed gimmicks of the past...” Does it look familiar? Proof that Rep. Ward is a rubber stamp for the DFL talking points. This district is its own unique model. Not everyone feels that way. I, for one, believe that Governor Dayton is asking every Minnesotan to pay more. It's the private sector that grows our economy, not more government. He also ignored paying back the school shift. When will he put the future generation first? 2017 is too long for them to wait!
Joyce February 07, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Actually, KAnn, the government plays an important role in growing the economy - the evidence for this is abundant, if you just look at it.


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