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2011 Taxpayers League of Minnesota Scorecard

2011 Taxpayers League of Minnesota Scorecard

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Legislative scorecard for the Taxpayers League of Minnesota for 2011
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2011 Heroes of The Taxpayer 
 11 Heroes of The Taxpayer
 
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LegislativeScorecard • 2011
2011 Best Friends of the Taxpayer 
Representative
Bruce Anderson
ruce nderson
R-BuffaloTownship (19A)11th award
Representative
Kathy Lohmer
athy Lohmer
R-Lake Elmo(56A)1st awardRepresentative
Duane Quam
uane Quam
R-Byron(29A)1st awardRepresentative 
Steve Drazkowski
teve Drazkowski
R-Wabasha(28B)1st awardRepresentative
Linda Runbeck
inda Runbeck
R-Circle Pines(53A)3rd award
The legislators pictured below committed to vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes by signing the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” They also received a score of 92% on our 2011 Legislative Scorecard. They deserve special recognition for their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.
Senator
Gretchen Hoffman
retchen Hoffman
R-Vergas(10)1st award
 
2011 V
OTE
 D
ESCRIPTIONS
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TATE
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EGEND
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 “+”= pro-taxpayer vote “–”= anti-taxpayer vote “*”= did not vote
Party/ Dist, Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
6DFL Bakk Thomas M. -------------01849R Benson Michelle R. ++++-+-++++++858561DFLBerglin Linda -----------*-0743DFL Bonoff Terri E. -----+--++-+-312316R Brown David M. ++-+-+-++++++77774R Carlson John ++-+-+-++++++777753R Chamberlain Roger C. ++++-+-++++++858564DFL Cohen Richard J. --------+--+-151021R Dahms Gary H. ++-+-+-++++++777738R
Daley Theodore J. "Ted"
++++-+-++++++858525R DeKruif Al ++++-+-++++++858560DFLDibble Scott -----------+-8914R Fischbach, Michelle L.++-+-+--+++++697212R Gazelka, Paul E. ++++-+-++++++858537R Gerlach Chris ++-+-+-++++++778713R Gimse Joe ++-+-+-++++++775850DFL Goodwin Barb -----------+-8840R Hall, Dan D. ++-+-+-++++++777742R Hann David W. ++++-+-++++++859167DFL Harrington John M. -----+-----+-151558DFL Higgins Linda -----------+-8810R Hoffman Gretchen M. ++++++*++++++929228R Howe John Sterling ++-+-+-++++++777711R Ingebrigtsen Bill ++-+-+-++++++777148R Jungbauer Michael J. -+-+-+-++++++697963DFL Kelash Kenneth S. -------------0219R Koch Amy T. ++-+-+-++++++778547R Kruse Benjamin A. ++-+-+-++++++777720DFL Kubly Gary W. ******-----+-8229DFL Langseth Keith --------+--+-151344DFL Latz Ron -----------+-81556R Lillie Ted H. ++++-+-++++++858532R Limmer Warren ++-+-+-++++++77918DFL Lourey Tony -----------+-8522R Magnus Doug ++-+-+-++++++777754DFL Marty John -------------01866DFL McGuire Mary Jo -----------+*81439DFL Metzen James P. ------*-----*01241R Michel Geoff ++-+-+-++++++777831R Miller Jeremy R. ++-+-+-++++++777730R Nelson Carla J. ++-+-+-++++++777718R Newman Scott J. ++-+-+-++++++777717R Nienow Sean R. ++++-+-++++++857833R Olson Gen ++-+-+-++++++777534R Ortman Julianne E. ++-+-+-++++++778865DFL Pappas Sandra L. ---------+-+-15626R Parry Mike ++-+-+-++++++778315R Pederson John C. ++-+-+-++++++777759DFL Pogemiller Lawrence J. -------------077DFL Reinert Roger J. ---------+-+-151545DFL Rest Ann H. -----+--++-+-312635R Robling Claire A. ++-+-+-++++++777624R Rosen Julie A. ++-+-+-++++++77603DFL Saxhaug Tom --------+--+-151146DFL Scheid Linda ************-01229R Senjem David H. ++-+-+-++++++776923DFL Sheran Kathy -----------+-8857DFL Sieben Katie ************-0122DFL Skoe Rod -------------02027DFL Sparks Dan -----------+-8171DFL Stumpf LeRoy A. --------+-++-231536R Thompson Dave ++++++-++++++92925DFL Tomassoni David J. ---------+--*81462DFL Torres Ray Patricia -----------+-8352R Vandeveer Ray ++++++--+++++858655DFL Wiger Charles W. -----------+-82151R Wolf Pam ++-+-+-++++++7777
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RATING
 HF=House File / SF=Senate FIle)
1) ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION
 The K-12 funding bill will require school districts to“earn” grant funds through student reading test scores and holds public employeesaccountable by requiring districts to develop and implement a performance-based sys-tem for evaluating school principals. The taxpayer friendly vote was to vote for this bill.
 HF26 / SF11)
2) HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ON THE ROAD TO SUSTAINABILITY
 The HHS bill pavesthe way for reform of our public health care programs in Minnesota. The legislationcreates significant reforms; including the phase out of the provider tax and adds pro-tections against fraud by strengthening welfare eligibility requirements and placinggreater restrictions on the use of EBT cards. The taxpayer friendly vote was to supportthis bill.
HF25 / SF10)
3) MINNESOTA DOESN’T NEED MORE DEBT
In the final budget agreement Gov. Daytoninsisted on a bonding bill that required the state to borrow half a billion dollars forconstruction projects. The bill is a potpourri of wasteful spending. Adding to the state’sdebt was unnecessary and contributed to more wasteful spending. The taxpayerfriendly vote was to oppose this legislation.
HF23 / SF9)
4) NO TAX INCREASE!
 The original tax bill passed by the legislature contained severaltax reductions but Gov. Dayton vetoed the bill. However; the final tax bill did providedirect tax relief to homeowners, farms and small businesses and tax incentives for jobcreation. The taxpayer friendly vote was “yes.
HF20 / SF8)
5) PENSIONS CREATE TAXPAYER TENSION
For decades, city leaders in Minneapolis haveescalated pension promises without resources to fund the plans. Now, state taxpayershave been asked to come to the rescue. The omnibus pension bill puts the state tax-payers on the hook for Minneapolis’s pension problem. The taxpayer friendly vote wasto oppose this bill. (HF14 / SF7)
6) GOVERNMENT FINANCE BILL STREAMLINES SERVICES
 The reforms contained in theomnibus state government finance bill lay the foundation for long-term costs savingsand start to change how state government operates. Reforms include: a pay-for-per-formance pilot project, required performance reviews and a cost-saving reward pro-gram. A vote for this legislation would help reduce the size of government.
 HF27 / SF12)
7) ARTS AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT PORK
 This bill allocated $449.8 million to pork projects lobbied for by special interests. The Legacy bill included $35.2 million in tax-payer funding for the arts, including funding to ‘overcome barriers to accessing arts’and subsidies for attendance fees for youth to visit art museums. It also includeddozens of other pork laden programs. A vote to oppose this bill was the taxpayerfriendly vote.
HF6 / SF6)
8) HIGHER EDUCATION BILL EARNS PASSING GRADE
 The Higher Education bill containsdouble-digit percentage reductions for the state’s public institutions of higher learning. The legislation includes reforms that will require the U of M and State Colleges andUniversities to meet performance benchmarks before they can receive a portion of their funding. A vote in favor of the bill was the taxpayer friendly vote.
HF4 / SF5)
9) A SMART WAY TO SPEND ON NATURAL RESOURCES
 The Environment Finance billmade a 16% reduction in forecasted growth without any fee increases. It addressescritical issues including aquatic invasive species and chronic wasting disease, as well asproviding budget flexibility to maintain Minnesota’s strong tradition of outdoor her-itage. A vote for this bill was the taxpayer friendly vote.
HF5 / SF3)
10) JOBS BILL ENDS EARMARKS
 This bill accomplished reform in the area of economicdevelopment with the creation of competitive grants rather than the bureaucraticprocess of pass-through grants (legislative earmarking). It also provides funds targetedtoward small businesses for start-up capital. A vote for this bill was the taxpayer friend-ly vote.
HF3 / SF2)
11) DRIVING RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT
 The transportation bill cut $41 million fromcurrent funding levels and put the brakes on light rail expansion. This bill requires tran-sit corridor development planners to provide the total cost of proposed transit systems,including both capital and long-term operating expenses. The taxpayer friendly vote was ‘yes.
HF2 / SF4)
12) PUBLIC SAFETY REQUIRES PRISONERS TO PAY
 The public safety bill made a 3%reduction from current level spending. It included reforms such as allowing judges toconsider a person’s entire financial status and requiring appropriate payment for courtservices. It also required a co-pay for inmate initiated health care and prioritizing theuse of state funds on state cases over federal cases. The taxpayer friendly vote was tosupport this bill.
HF1 / SF1)
13) FIRST STEP TO A BALANCED BUDGET
 The phase one budget bill outlined difficult butnecessary measures to start bridging the state’s budget gap. It would have reducedstate spending by $76.9 million in the current fiscal year and approximately $824.3 mil-lion in 2012-2013. The budget bill passed the House and Senate, but was vetoed by Gov. Dayton. The taxpayer friendly vote was to support this bill.
 HF130 / SF60)
 
H
OUSE OF
 R
EPRESENTATIVES
Party/ Dist, Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
48BR Abeler Jim++-+-+-++++++775438AR Anderson Diane++-+-+-++++++777713AR Anderson Paul++-+-+-++++++777443AR Anderson Sarah++-+-+-++++++778019AR Anderson Bruce++++++-++++++929603ADFL Anzelc Tom-------------0239BDFL Atkins Joe-------------0815BR Banaian King++-+-+-+++++-696917BR Barrett Bob++-+-+-++++++777735AR Beard Michael++-+-+-++++++777743BDFL Benson John-+---++------231230BR Benson Mike+--+++-++++++777737BR Bills Kurt++++-+-++++++858523BDFL Brynaert Kathy-------------0235BR Buesgens Mark************+88845BDFL Carlson Sr. Lyndon------+------81958BDFL Champion Bobby Joe------+------8561ADFL Clark Karen------+------81124BR Cornish Tony++-+-+-++++++776808BR Crawford Roger++-+-+-++++++777717AR Daudt Kurt++++-+-++++++858531BR Davids Greg++-+-+-++++++777762ADFL Davnie Jim------+-----*81152BR Dean Matt++-+-+-++++++778452AR Dettmer Bob++++-+-++++++858606ADFL Dill David-------------0947ADFL Dittrich Denise-----+---+---152133BR Doepke Connie++++++-++++++927441AR Downey Keith++++++-++++++927928BR Drazkowski Steve++++++-++++++929102ADFL Eken Kent-----+-------81916AR Erickson Sondra++-+-+-++++++778601AR Fabian Dan++-+-+-++++++777720ADFL Falk Andrew-------------0211BR Franson Mary++-+++-++++++858526BDFL Fritz Patti------+------8936BR Garofalo Pat++-+-+-++++++777307BDFL Gauthier Kerry-------------0015AR Gottwalt Steve++-+-+-++++++777760ADFL Greene Marion------+------8854ADFL Greiling Mindy------+-----*81925AR Gruenhagen Glenn++++-+-++++++858524AR Gunther Bob++-+-+-++++++776948AR Hackbarth Tom++++-+-++++++857822BR Hamilton Rod++-+-+-++++++776802BR Hancock David++-+-+-++++++777739ADFL Hansen Rick------+------8966BDFL Hausman Alice------+------8961BDFL Hayden Jeff------+------8546BDFL Hilstrom Debra-------------01408ADFL Hilty Bill------+------81536AR Holberg Mary Liz++-+-+-++++++778734BR Hoppe Joe++-+-+-++++++778360BDFL Hornstein Frank------+------81047BDFL Hortman Melissa-------------0914BDFL Hosch Larry-------------01204BR Howes Larry++-+-+-++++++775807ADFL Huntley Thomas---------*---01267BDFL Johnson Sheldon*-----+------81259BDFL Kahn Phyllis-----++------151126ADFL Kath Kory-----+---+---152828AR Kelly Tim++-+-+-++++++777756BR Kieffer Andrea++-+-+-++++++777701BR Kiel Debra++-+-+-+++++-696916BR Kiffmeyer Mary++-+-+-++++++778650BDFL Knuth Kate-----++--+---23520BDFL Koenen Lyle-----+-------811
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RATING
Party/ Dist, Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
 
57AR Kriesel John++-+-+-++++++777750ADFL Laine Carolyn------------*0009AR Lanning Morrie++-+-+-++++++776234AR Leidiger Ernie++++-+-++++++858512BR LeMieur Mike++-+-+-++++++777740BDFL Lenczewski Ann-----++----+-233766ADFL Lesch John************-01430ADFL Liebling Tina************-01755ADFL Lillie Leon-------------0859ADFL Loeffler Diane------+------8956AR Lohmer Kathy++++++-++++++929242BR Loon Jenifer++-+-+-++++++777437AR Mack Tara++-+-+-++++++777767ADFL Mahoney Tim****-*******-01465BDFL Mariani Carlos----*-+------8809BDFL Marquart Paul-----+-----+-152641BR Mazorol Pat++-+-+-++++++777719BR McDonald Joe++-+-+-++++++777703BR McElfatrick Carolyn++-+-+-++++++777753BR McFarlane Carol++-+-+-++++++776357BR McNamara Denny++-+-+-++++++776505BDFL Melin Carly------------*0065ADFL Moran Rena------+------8823ADFL Morrow Terry----+--------8358ADFL Mullery Joe------+--*---81610BR Murdock Mark++-+-+-++++++777264ADFL Murphy Erin------+------8206BDFL Murphy Mary-------------01227AR Murray Rich++-+-+-+++++-696940AR Myhra Pam++-+-+-++++++777746ADFL Nelson Michael V.------+------81110AR Nornes Bud++-+-+-++++++777029BDFL Norton Kim-----+---+-+-232014AR O'Driscoll Tim++-+-+-++++++777764BDFL Paymar Michael------+------81631ADFL Pelowski Jr. Gene-------------02632AR Peppin Joyce++++++-++++++929204ADFL Persell John-------------0049BRPetersen Branden++-+-+-++++++777745ADFLPeterson Sandra------+--+*+-231727BDFL Poppe Jeanne-------------01029AR Quam Duane++++++-++++++929205ADFLRukavina Tom*+**********-81753AR Runbeck Linda++++++-++++++928451AR Sanders Tim++-+-+-++++++778454BDFL Scalze Bev------+----+-151822AR Schomacker Joe++-+-+-++++++777749AR Scott Peggy++++-+-++++++858818AR Shimanski Ron++-+-+-++++++778944ADFL Simon Steve------+------8955BDFL Slawik Nora-----------+-81963BDFL Slocum Linda------+------8333AR Smith Steve++-+-+-+++++*697742AR Stensrud Kirk++-+-+-++++++777721AR Swedzinski Chris++-+-+-++++++777763ADFL Thissen Paul-------------01151BDFL Tillberry Tom************-0021BR Torkelson Paul++-+-+-++++++777918BR Urdahl Dean++-+-+-++++++776413BR Vogel Bruce++-+-+-++++++777762BDFL Wagenius Jean------+------8912ADFLWard John-------------0038BR Wardlow Doug++++*+-++++++858511AR Westrom Torrey++-+++-++++++857544BDFL Winkler Ryan------+------8625BR Woodard Kelby++-+-+-++++++777732BR Zellers Kurt++-+-+-++++++7787
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