This state government shutdown is painful for many Minnesotans. I am often asked, “Why? Why are you and Republican legislators putting us through these hardships?”
I believe that the future of Minnesota is at stake. Our way of life, what makes Minnesota special and successful, hangs in the balance.
Will we continue to have one of the best higher education systems in the world? Not with the 19% funding cut to the University of Minnesota and the 14% reduction to MnSCU campuses that the Republicans proposed. A mediocre educational system will lead to a mediocre state economy in the years ahead.