Governor Lays Out Clear Path to a Better Minnesota

Following Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement: 

“Governor Dayton made it clear to all Minnesotans that the best path to a better Minnesota is to invest in what makes our state great; Minnesotans.

“A decade of billions in cuts to education, health care, and vital state services, tax giveaways to big corporations and the rich, and budget gimmicks has not produced the prosperity that conservative politicians promised.

“Governor Dayton’s budget begins to restore balance by reinvesting in priorities like education, infrastructure, and job creation. The budget pays for these investments with a tax reform plan that fixes a broken system and tips the scales back in favor of middle class families.

“Legislators have important choices to make that will impact all Minnesotans. Governor Dayton has provided them a roadmap that leads to a better Minnesota.”