Crawford Reacts To Dayton’s Budget Proposal (Audio)

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

This morning Governor Mark Dayton unveiled his budget with the state staring at a whopping $6.2 billion budget deficit. Dayton’s plan would reportedly accomplish this, in part, by raising taxes significantly on the top 5 percent of income earners.

Roger Crawford, Republican State Representative from District 8B, has reacted to his initial perusal of Dayton’s proposal. Crawford sounds like he thinks there is still a lot of work ahead.

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  1. 8B Resident 02/15/11 at 3:09pm

    Could Rep. Crawford be any more out of touch with the residents of District 8B? The governor’s proposal makes a lot of sense and shouldn’t come as a surprise since it was what he promised while campaigning.

    With all due respect to Rep. Crawford, my hope is that, through redistricting, he will no longer represent me.

  2. Mainstream1 02/16/11 at 10:31pm

    “8B Resident” you contradict yourself. Your insinuate that Rep. Crawford is “out of touch” with his constituents, yet you all but admit the only way he will no longer represent you is through redistricting. Wouldn’t his constituents vote him out if he is “out of touch”

    The voters spoke loud and clear last November and Roger Crawford heard them.

    On the contrary, it’s Governor Dayton who is out of touch for proposing a 22% spending increase over the next two years. How many families’ incomes are increasing that much? Most people know we cannot tax and spend our way into prosperity.

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