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MN2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke's Statement on Final Round of State Budget Cuts

Sat, Aug 15th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - Responding to the final round of state budget cuts, Minnesota 2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke issued the following statement:

"With Minnesota's unemployment rate above eight percent, our state government should not be contributing to the problem by eliminating 3,400 jobs. This latest round of cuts by Governor Pawlenty and his conservative allies are just one more example of their effort to undermine strong communities and hurt Minnesotans struggling the most during this economic downturn.

"Had Pawlenty and his allies supported a tax system that was fair and progressive, many jobs and vital services our state provides could have been saved."


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