Let's set the record straight...

My opponent's voting record:

  • Voted in favor of MNsure. The State Commerce Commissioner states that the "collapse of MNsure is imminent." Governor Dayton calls it "no longer affordable." Even President Clinton calls it "a crazy system." [SJ 1055, 3/18/13]
     
  • Wasted $300 million on the MNsure website, and voted against amendments that would have prevented some of the issues with MNsure. [SJ 1055, 3/18/13]
     
  • Voted in FAVOR of spending $90 million on a new luxury Senate Office Building. [SJ 3132 4/29/13]
     
  • Voted to increase income taxes by $2.1 billion dollars, and created a new bracket in the tax schedule. [SJ 5750, 5/20/13]
     
  • Voted to increase gasoline taxes by 16 cents per gallon. [SJ 2912 4/27/15]
     
  • Signed a letter stating that he would not vote for any bonding bill unless the legislature agreed to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. [view letter]
     
  • Voted in FAVOR of a plan to raise his own pay. [SJ 1868, 4/16/13]
     
  • Voted in FAVOR of raising the sales tax in the metro area, including our district. [SJ 2912, 4/27/15]

Some examples of the many bills my opponent voted on to increase your taxes:

  • Voted to raise the cigarette tax by $1.60 per pack, more than doubling a tax that falls mostly on low-income Minnesotans. [SJ 5750, 5/20/13]
     
  • Voted to expand the sales tax to warehousing and storage, driving Minnesota businesses out of the state. [SJ 5750, 5/20/13]
     
  • Voted to expand the sales tax to farm equipment, hurting Minnesota farmers and agribusiness. [SJ 5750, 5/20/13]
     
  • Voted to increase the sales tax on Internet downloads[SJ 5750, 5/20/13]
     
  • Voted to increase the vehicle registration tax or "tab fee," the vehicle transaction filing fee, and the vehicle title transfer surcharge. [SJ 2912, 4/27/15]
     
  • Voted to raise property taxes on small businesses. [SJ 3234, 5/4/15]
     
  • Voted against tax relief for seniors that would have given them an exemption for their Social Security income from Minnesota income taxes. [SJ 3246, 5/4/15]
     
  • Voted against tax relief for veterans that would have given them an exemption for their pensions from Minnesota income taxes. [SJ 3232, 5/4/15]