Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, said he was skeptical of legislation offered today by the DFL majority. (See prior post on the bills.)
In particular, Hann said plans to offer universal pre-K child care education and free tuition at state community and technical colleges would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, swallowing up the entirety of the state's current surplus.
He also questioned why the programs are available to all Minnesotans, even the wealthy.
Finally, he said neither program deals directly with the larger problem: Lack of academic achievement in the K12 education system.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."