Minneapolis DFL State Rep. Paul Thissen, another gubernatorial candidate, is up next. Here's the gist of his response, which also mentions the city of Chatfield and a "social innovation fund."
"Of course, the Governor's cuts today are not surprising. They are simply the ultimate example of his values: Do everything as cheaply and quickly as possible and never look back at the consequences. And Minnesotans are left with the fallout: a budget deficit that remains unfixed, tax burdens shifted to homeowners and Main Street businesses, underfunded hospitals, and elimination of important services like mental health services for kids and adolescents and emergency heating and food aid -- problems that don't go away just because the funding has been eliminated."
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