Progress. That is what was promised and delivered by Representative Carolyn Laine and the DFL at the Capitol in St. Paul this past two years. What does progress look like? It looks like a fair budget, balanced without gimmicks.
The latest DFL mailer is such claptrap: Barb Yarusso keeps her priorities straight because she's a "trained engineer." Which part of that--the training or the engineering--makes her more likely to do what she's promised, or to promise what her constituents want?
Never before have I been this disappointed and disgusted with politics in general and more specifically, with my elected officials at both the Federal and State level! At what point did we allow them to represent their respective political parties in lieu of their constituents?
To the letter writer with the horrible MNSure experience ("Disillusioned with MNsure and incumbent state representative," Oct. 15, 2014), I sympathize with your frustration and I do hope you get it cleared up soon.
All-Day Kindergarten ("ADK") is a mistake perpetrated on Minnesotans by Gov. Dayton and DFL legislators, including Barb Yarusso. This $134,000,000 program compels all MN school districts to offer ADK whether locally desired or not. Supporters contend it will prepare children for academic rigor in their next 12 years, but research on ADK acceleration of student achievement is inconclusive.