- Mayor Chris Coleman released this statement today on Governor Dayton’s Budget
"Today's budget from Governor Dayton is as fair and honest as we
have seen in 20 years.
By making hard choices, Governor Dayton is planting the seeds needed to
great again through economic growth and opportunity for everyone. As a result,
we can move beyond the partisan rhetoric and we must work together to solve the
Governor Dayton's commitment to cops, firefighters and librarians
through Local Government Aid recognizes the critical role these funds play in
keeping residents safe and in educating our children. This investment in Local Government
Aid will also help hold the line on property taxes.
Saint Paul and other core cities are the economic
engines of Minnesota.
With Governor Dayton's bold leadership, Saint
Paul will continue to be a prime location for job
creation and economic development.
The most important
element of today's budget for the future of Minnesota is Governor Dayton's additional
investment in education. Saint Paul's
work in providing quality out of school learning opportunities has set the City
on a course to close the achievement gap. Governor Dayton's support is key in
ensuring each child has the tools they need to succeed in school and