Roger Crawford Speaks With WCMP (Audio)

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

State Representative Roger Crawford has had a full plate so far in 2011, but he made time for our Jesse Logan to speak on a variety of topics: the Republicans attempts to limit spending in St. Paul, the issue of bullying (and possible legislation to curb it), and what we should be watching for in the coming weeks.

The full-length interview Crawford gave to our Jesse Logan can be heard right here.

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  1. PC RESIDENT 01/20/11 at 2:39pm

    Proposing to cut the state of MN employment by cutting jobs and layoffs does not seem to be a real forward way of thinking. These jobs they are wanting to cut are real people, not just numbers on a spread sheet. Wakeup.

  2. PC MOM 01/20/11 at 2:42pm

    I’m mostly concerned about the fact that our representatives actually think that cutting State Jobs is a good thing. This is something that effects alot of people, not just numbers on a spread sheet.

  3. jesse 01/21/11 at 8:09am

    PC Mom, I agree that cutting jobs in this economy is a scary prospect. Still, with budgets increasing at an unsustainable rate, some painful cuts are coming.

  4. pc mom 01/21/11 at 8:20am

    I would bet Mr Crawford would have a different idea if this actually might be effecting himself or someone in his family. No worries for him, he won’t have to face the possibility of a lay-off or wage freeze.
    The layoffs and wage freezes are not going to effect the supervisors and higher levels of the State workforce, it’s going to effect those that are currently living paycheck to paycheck. If it were to effect the managerial positions you can bet this proposal would not have even went to Committee.

  5. jesse 01/21/11 at 1:43pm

    PC Mom, I feel your pain, but no matter what gets cut, somebody is going to end up hurting. I’ve only known Mr. Crawford for a short time, but I can assure you: he takes such matters into consideration quite seriously. He is a publicly elected official, so actually, his job is on the line with every vote he casts. If he doesn’t represent his constituents in a right and proper way, he won’t be employed longer either. I agree with you that before firing the “little guy” we should look at reducing the wages of top salary earners.

    Many families, like mine, are living on a lot less these days.

  6. Mainstream1 01/22/11 at 2:11pm

    It’s obvoius the government employee union propaganda machine is up and running, if some of the posted comments here are any indication. The original article and the audio clip mentioned nothing of cutting state employees. Nor has Rep. Crawford signed on to any bills that would do so.

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