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Trehus distorting facts for political purposes


Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Commentary

By State Representative

Greg Davids

I find it highly ironic that Thomas Trehus accuses me of “passing the blame” on the political shenanigans being played by the Twin Cities Democratic leadership he supports, then proceeds to blame me for nearly every unresolved legislative issue since we achieved statehood.

It’s safe to say the very partisan Trehus is distorting facts and conveniently leaving out information in order to influence prospective voters this November, so let’s set the record straight.

Despite his incorrect accusations, Minnesota House and Senate leadership actually did compromise on both a transportation funding and bonding bill on the final day of session. The agreement was to spend $995 million on statewide construction projects, and nearly $700 million in one-time funds on road and bridge needs throughout Minnesota.

The House did its part, passing the legislation with strong bipartisan support. Then with minutes left in session, Senate Democrats violated the terms of the agreement by amending it to include money for another light rail line in Minneapolis. Not only did Senate Democrats kill the legislation, they later bragged about it on social media. Funny, Trehus failed to mention any of this.

Trehus did appreciate our tax reform legislation, to which I say thank you because I wrote it. The bill provides middle class tax relief to parents, veterans, college students, Main Street business owners, and – as accurately noted in a recent Caledonia Argus article – it also would forgive the remainder of a Caledonia School District loan. Trehus also thinks farmers are being left behind. Apparently he missed the approved provision that gives them significant property tax relief as it relates to school bond levies.

It’s also worth noting that I have never cut Local Government Aid, and that my tax bill also included $20 million a year for counties and another $20 million for LGA increases.

And how did our schools fare over the past two years? K-12 Education now receives more than it ever has in our state’s history, and this includes roughly $600 million in new funding for schools statewide.

Make no mistake, if Trehus and his liberal Twin Cities leaders had their way you’d have seen a 16-cent per gallon gas tax increase; the forced unionization of daycare providers; worsened buffer zone laws that would have in .....
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One Moment, Please... Here come the parades

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Jason Sethre; Publisher Fillmore County Journal jason@fillmorecountyjournal.com I recently had an interesting conversation with someone who questioned why the Fillmore County Journal participates in parades. “How much money do you make wh ..... 
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That’s my boy -- Kaase for Sheriff

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Stan Kaase of Preston, Minn. Watching Tom grow up, I have always been very proud of my son like any father would be. However, I saw something in Tom at a young age that always struck me as unique. I admired his passion to help others. He was ..... 
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Vote Tom Kaase to protect our county

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Angi Kaase of Preston, Minn. Tom Kaase has my vote to be the next Fillmore County Sheriff. Not only is Tom my brother-in-law, he also displays all of the characteristics I would want in someone to protect my family, my friends, the community I ..... 
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POET General Managers make their voices heard in Washington

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Commentary

SIOUX FALLS, SD (September 18, 2014) – Chris Hanson, General Manager of POET Biorefining – Preston, traveled to Washington, D.C. September 14-17 to meet with Congressional officials and highlighted the important role ethanol plays in reducing o ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Promoting Fillmore County

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 jason@fillmorecountyjournal.com As you may have noticed, recently, we invested in having our Fillmore County Journal van wrapped up at Kelly’s Prin ..... 
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