Mayor's response to 2014 State of the State

SAINT PAUL -- Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement tonight following Governor Dayton’s fourth State of the State Address:

“Tonight, Governor Dayton reiterated his commitment to working-class Minnesotans and to tackling the biggest issues facing families across our state. Here in Saint Paul, we have appreciated his collaborative approach with local communities. In addition to his ongoing support for local job-creating investments like the Lowertown Ballpark and the Palace Theatre, the Governor has worked together with communities to reinvest in local government aid after several years of disinvestment. This meant that we were able to hold the line on property taxes in Saint Paul, with most people seeing property tax decreases in 2014. We look forward to the Governor’s ongoing support of local communities.”