John Ward votes against us
A great deal has been said about the special session the Minnesota Legislature.
They took up the issue of disaster relief from the June storms. Gov. Dayton signed bill spending $4.7 million into law, which is what the State must commit to get the Federal Aid.
What was not brought up during this special session is the repeal of the massive tax increases and new taxes created during the last regular session.
Republicans in our state wanted to include four tax issues — repealing the tax on warehousing and storage services and a tax on repair of farming equipment.
Gov. Dayton supports the repeal of the repair tax but other Democrats could not agree.
It is known that Rep. John Ward voted in favor of the legalization of gay marriage even though the district he represents voted highly for the amendment. He voted against HF 2738, which would have required photo ID.
This begs the question as to what other legislation the voters support but Ward doesn’t. What other ways will he find to not represent the people?
Ward also voted in favor of unionizing child-care providers. He also co-sponsored a bill in the house to authorize in-state tuition and financial aid for undocumented college students.
Most people would agree Minnesota prides itself on the quality and quantity of its hunting and fishing. It is a huge moneymaker for our state. When we increase fees we run the risk of reducing and, or eliminating the opportunities. Ward voted to increase those fees.
He also voted in favor a minimum wage increase. When business owners are struggling to keep their doors open, he wants to make it harder for them.
John Ward: “Who are you representing while you’re in St. Paul?”
Kenneth R. Toole