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Governor Mark Dayton (D)
Location: Minnesota
Affiliation: Democrat
Website: http://mn.gov/governor/
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Ethics
Ross Willson Posted 6 years ago
@GovMarkDayton Man of His Word: bit.ly/oVChkb via @addthis
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Fiscal Responsibility
Ross Willson Posted 6 years ago
I understand the concept of no budget the State of MN operations needed to shut down or be curtailed, however I do not understand why the entire Legislative Body refused to fund the operations on Revenue producing entities.
I'm sorry but common sense and basic bookkeeping skills would tell the average citizen that if you can have an influx of revenue during a period that the operating costs are cut you might actually produce enough revenue during that period to reduce some of the deficit within the State Budget. Remember 2012 is coming and there is a way to solve the issue through the vote
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Joe DuPay Posted 6 years ago
You are wrong. The entire legislative body wanted to pass a bill to keep the state open called a "ligths on" bill. The Governor refused to call them into session to pass that bill. He is the only one who could do that. He could have prevented the shut down first by signing the largest budget in MN history passed by the legislature ($34B) A 12% increase over the previous budget. Failing to do that, he could have called a special session to allow the lights on bill to be passed to keep the state running - He DIDN"T He failed MN.
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Fiscal Responsibility
Ross Willson Posted 6 years ago
How about imposing Proposition 25* (CA) on members of Congress for failing to have a viable Budget after 700+ days, go ahead try to blame THAT on Bush..
* The law reads (paraphrasing) no balanced Budget no pay, and no method to regain lost wages, gee just think how much money would go back to the State Budget if Legislators received no pay for not completing their duties
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Joe DuPay Posted 6 years ago
They gave him a viable budget $34B DOLLARS! The largest in our history. He is not viable!
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Fiscal Responsibility
Ross Willson Posted 6 years ago
How about imposing Proposition 25* (CA) on members the State Legislature for failing to have a viable Budget.
* The law reads (paraphrasing) no balanced Budget no pay, and no method to regain lost wages, gee just think how much money would go back to Federal Budget if Congress had not gotten paid for the past two years.
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Fiscal Responsibility
Ross Willson Posted 6 years ago
The Republicans offered to introduce legislation to fund the State Government while the Budget issue was being negotiated, and you sir refused by your veto. It would be unfair to try to point the finger of blame at the Republicans they are trying to be fiscally responsible and reign in the "tax and spend" mentality of the Democratic Party.
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Other
Ross Willson Posted 6 years ago
How this for a project? Pick a single State, one for the purpose of the experiment that is either not running a deficit or has a relatively small one and place legislation that balances their budget. Once they have the budget balanced then Immediately refuse to accept Federal Funds across the board. The chosen State would then be allowed to invoke "State's Rights" and I would hope be able to show the rest of the Nation how to shake off the yoke of overburdened Federal Regulation, don't need to enforce EPA, Transportation regs (other than the common sense safety issues). What do you think?
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Taxes
Roben Posted 7 years ago
Trickle down economics is highly debated, however, one thing is for certain, higher taxes takes money away from spending on food, clothes, entertainment, etc. Why are you proposing higher taxes (for any sector of the population) in an economy where people cannot afford to feed themselves and their familes?
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Immigration
Dallas Posted 7 years ago
What are Minnesotans and yourself doing to prevent a safe haven for illegal immigrants?
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Economy
Ross Willson Posted 7 years ago
So Governor can we get an explanation as to why a Steel Mill project on the "Iron Range" in MN has to wait for a delivery of steel from INDIA? I would much rather have a small steel mill in AMERICA (duh) get the contract as opposed to overseas providers of manufactured goods which take JOBS!!! away from our CITIZENS!
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Taxes
roj Posted 7 years ago
You propose to tax the top 5% richest people, where do you think they will go when you do this?Then again the little guy will be left holding the bag again. What ever happened to the across the board 10% tax, seemed to most fair to me. Is it true your money is outstate?
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