The latest DFL mailer is such claptrap: Barb Yarusso keeps her priorities straight because she's a "trained engineer." Which part of that--the training or the engineering--makes her more likely to do what she's promised, or to promise what her constituents want?
Never before have I been this disappointed and disgusted with politics in general and more specifically, with my elected officials at both the Federal and State level! At what point did we allow them to represent their respective political parties in lieu of their constituents?
To the letter writer with the horrible MNSure experience ("Disillusioned with MNsure and incumbent state representative," Oct. 15, 2014), I sympathize with your frustration and I do hope you get it cleared up soon.
All-Day Kindergarten ("ADK") is a mistake perpetrated on Minnesotans by Gov. Dayton and DFL legislators, including Barb Yarusso. This $134,000,000 program compels all MN school districts to offer ADK whether locally desired or not. Supporters contend it will prepare children for academic rigor in their next 12 years, but research on ADK acceleration of student achievement is inconclusive.
In a few weeks, all of us will have the opportunity to cast votes on some very important offices. The obvious ones are for Minnesota Governor and the U.S. Senate. While these votes are very important, we as residents of Shoreview should not overlook another important race. The race for Shoreview City Council.
Rep. Jason Isaacson of Legislative District 42B listens to the needs of our region and responds. We are very impressed with Jason's understanding of the issues Minnesota families face, and his can-do attitude to devise and implement well-reasoned solutions.