THE 2011

DAYTON

SED C LO
SHUTDOWN

Albert Lea
AREA FACTS & FIGURES
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)

Schools

FULLY Funded, with new money for general & special education, Albert Lea schools= avg. increase of $307 per student

Parks

OPEN and funded Myre-Big Island State Park Rice Lake State Park Lake Louise State Park

LGA

Held steady, continue to be funded at 2010 (paid) levels Albert Lea = $4,724,618

FUNDING STOPPED (courts stepped in and funded)

Jobs

Minnesota stays OPEN

GOV. DAYTON lays off 22,000 “non-essential” state workers while retaining his chef and state mansion housekeeper/server

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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