Priorities

IMG_9127_EditTama’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 Saint Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center expansion and parking ramp
  • Supporting a reasonable bonding bill that funded several important projects for our district including the convention center expansion, Saint Cloud State University updates and safety improvements for the Saint Cloud Correctional Facility
  • Voting against $2.4 billion in new taxes and fees
  • Supporting the repeal of three harmful business-to-business taxes and helping secure additional tax relief for hardworking Minnesotans
  • Pushing for federal tax conformity to ensure that everyone from working parents to college students received their largest possible refund
  • Advocating for caregivers and supporting a full five percent rate increase for people who care for the elderly and vulnerable adults
  • Working for students by supporting local control in our schools and voting to put more money into education

Tama’s Priorities for 2015-16:

  • Continue to improve our economic climate and create good paying jobs
  • Rein in government spending (which increased 12 percent in the past two years!) and fix burdensome tax policies placed on families and small business owners
  • 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