Kresha’s ‘no’ votes don’t lie

To the Editor:

The GOP deputy chair of Morrison County stated in a letter to the editor that Rep. Kresha voted in favor of the 5 percent funding for long-term care workers. That the bill had bipartisan support which included Rep. Kresha. Also, under DFL control this bill wasn’t passed.

These statements made are all false, I went to votesmart.org. and this is what I found. Rep. Kresha voted nay on H.F. 1233, 2013-2015 Biennium HHS Budget on two occasions (April 22, 2013 and May 17, 2013). He voted yea only one time April 23, 2013, H.F. 630, 2013-2015 Biennium K-12 Education Budget, then voted nay on same budget bill on May 18, 2013. Rep. Kresha voted nay on every bill in the House.

H.F. 1233 passed the House April 22, 2013, the Senate April 25, 2013, and was signed by Gov. Dayton May 23, 2013. So the bill was passed by the DFL without the help of Rep. Kresha.

I’m sure that there will be lots of excuses for this mishap, but votes don’t lie. Let’s send someone that represents Morrison County to St. Paul this next election, someone that will do something other than say “no,” that will work with the governor, and will keep moving Minnesota forward. Let’s send and keep the DFLers in St. Paul. — Jim Storlie, Little Falls

 

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