Mayor's response to 2013 State of the State

Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement tonight as Governor Dayton completed his third State of the State address:

“In Governor Dayton’s State of the State address, he has again demonstrated his commitment to the people of Minnesota with a clear understanding of issues facing middle class Minnesota families and small businesses. For far too long, the state has used shifts and gimmicks to buck the responsibility of governing. After more than a decade of balancing the budget on the backs of Saint Paul taxpayers, this budget will create stability for the City of Saint Paul.

“The City of Saint Paul has a long tradition of partnership with the State of Minnesota. Governor Dayton’s budget renews this partnership and includes a number of critical investments that will continue to help Saint Paul remain the most livable city in America.”