To the Editor:
Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are well represented in high places in the Minnesota Legislature.
The near miraculous fiscal turn-around did not just happen. Inefficiencies were discovered in education, health care entitlements and many more major programs.
The hardworking team of Rep. Jenifer Loon, Rep. Kirk Stensrud and Senator David Hann worked effectively, dealing with complex pieces of legislation designed to streamline and improve state government. It has been suggested that slight-of-hand accounting methods are largely responsible with erasing the multi-billion dollar deficit faced by our determined Republican team, but this was not the case.
Rep. Loon and Rep. Stensrud sit on the House Commerce Committee and Senator Hann actually Chairs the Senate Health Policy Committee. Talk about being in positions to positively influence crucial legislation! And influence it they did.
We should all feel most proud of the contributions of Hann, Stensrud and Loon and grateful the result was not a tax increase. I don't know about your family, but ours cannot afford to send unnecessary dollars to St. Paul when better alternatives exist.
The next time you see any of these three elected officials, please thank them for allowing us to keep our hard-earned dollars in our own possession. They worked hard to make that happen and have earned our votes this November.
Co-chair, Senate District 48 Republicans