Priorities

Tama’s Record:

Serving as your state representative for the past two years, Tama has voted for the priorities and people of central Minnesota. Some highlights include:

  • Authoring a bill to secure funding for the Waite Park Amphitheater
  • Supporting a reasonable bonding bill that funded several important projects for our district including the Saint Cloud Armory, Saint Cloud State University improvements and safety improvements for the Saint Cloud Correctional Facility
  • Supported legislation to make sure double digit premium increases have come to a stop
  • Supported a change in the law to make sure patients are informed of possible out-of-network costs before any procedure
  • Supported bipartisan reforms which expanded the health care plans available in Minnesota and protected Minnesotans receiving life-saving care from losing their doctors
  • Support and Protect Minnesotans with pre-existing conditions in getting the best insurance for them
  • Voting for $650 million in tax relief to Minnesota Families in 2018-2019 and $790 million in 2020-2021
  • Supported legislation to simplify the filing process and deliver tax relief to middle-class Minnesotans
  • As Vice Chair of Aging and Long Term Care subcommittee, support measures to protect seniors and vulnerable adults living in facilities from abuse and financial exploitation
  • Support access to mental health centers for children.

Tama’s Priorities:

  • Continue to improve our economic climate, and create good paying jobs
  • Rein in government spending
  • Work on ways to create our next workforce
  • Make education a priority by keeping effective teachers in the classroom, supporting local control and keeping graduation standards in place
  • Supporting veterans
  • Creating a sustainable state budget that minimizes waste and spends your taxpayer dollars wisely