THE 2011



St. Cloud
Under the Dayton Shutdown
(vetoed by Gov. Dayton)

Under the GOP Budget

(which he called preferable to GOP budget) FUNDING STOPPED, schools forced to borrow (courts stepped in and funded at 80 percent) Mille Lacs Kathio Crow Wing Charles Lindbergh Glacial Lakes Lake Maria FUNDING STOPPED (courts stepped in and funded)


FULLY Funded, with new money for general & special education, St. Cloud schools= ave. increase of $125 more per pupil OPEN and funded



Held steady, continue to be funded at 2010 (paid) levels St. Cloud = $10,081,386 OPEN and construction workers working

Transportation Projects

STOPPED/STALLED? * 10th St. Bridge in St. Cloud grade & surface work ($1.1 million); *Trunk Hwy 15 new interchange construction at CSAH 120 in St. Cloud ($17.5 million); * THwy 23 4-lane construction from TH 95 (east of St. Cloud) to TH 25 in Foley ($20.6 million); * I-94 mill & overlay from Albany to Collegeville ($5.3 million) GOV. DAYTON lays off 22,000 “non-essential” state workers while retaining his chef and state mansion housekeeper


Minnesota stays OPEN

As a candidate, Mark Dayton said he would not shut down government for a tax increase. Yet, while continuing to ask for tax increases, each passing week of Gov. Dayton’s shutdown unnecessarily keeps thousands of Minnesotans unemployed and costs taxpayers and businesses millions. Now, it is Gov. Dayton’s responsibility to call legislators back to work to pass either a short-term funding bill to continue operations or a complete two-year budget.

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