There is a close correlation between violent crimes spiking and our law enforcement coming under fire from many elected officials who want to defund and dismantle our police. As a 23-year police officer it's clear to me that this is the direct result of failed leadership by our governor and Minneapolis and St. Paul leaders.
Violent crimes up 16.6% over 2019; numbers of murders increased 58%; bias crimes up sharply.
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden are pushing a $3.5 Trillion reconciliation bill chock-full of reckless spending, tax hikes, and far-left policies that would stick Americans with inflation, massive government spending, and inevitable tax hikes.
- Manhattan Institute: Democrats’ spending binge would be “the largest permanent expansion of government in at least a half of a century.”
- American Enterprise Institute: Democrats’ spending spree “would increase inflationary pressures, threatening the longevity of the current economic expansion.”
- Investor warns excessive spending will “cause a financial crisis, is gonna cause inflation, and nothing is gonna hurt the poor more than that.”
- Former Moody’s Analytics Senior Director: “If the reconciliation package does increase the deficit, the consequences could be quite negative.”
Teachers should never ask students to "hide" any activities in the classroom from their parents, let alone an equity survey. I joined my Minnesota Republican colleagues, Reps. Emmer, Hagedorn, and Fischbach, in expressing our concern over the use of Covid relief funding toward an equity survey rather than its intended purpose of helping our country recover from the pandemic.
All six members of the Sartell-St. Stephen school board agreed Monday to cut ties with Equity Alliance MN and form their own equity committee instead.