At Issue: April 1 – VP Pence Visits Minn.; Gov. Dayton Pushes for Permanent Pre-K Funding

April 01, 2018 04:42 PM

Vice President Mike Pence Talks Tax Cuts During Minnesota Visit

Vice President Mike Pence made a rare visit to Minnesota this week to promote the Trump administration's newly passed tax cuts. The event at the Minneapolis Convention Center had more of a campaign rally feel to it. Pence said the tax cuts are helping to spur more growth in the economy. Political experts say this visit could be a signal of what's to come in Minnesota during the 2018 midterm elections. They believe Republicans have a good chance to pick up some seats in Congress this year due to open seats in the 1st and 8th Congressional Districts.

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Gov. Dayton Pushes to Make Pre-K Funding Permanent

Gov. Mark Dayton made a push this week to make one-time funding for pre-kindergarten programs permanent. Last year, the Legislature approved $50 million in one-time funding to offer free pre-k programs across the state. He argues if that funding is not continued, dozens of districts will not be able to offer those programs again. 
 

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