News from Mike Benson, March 16

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Hello from the State Capitol, Yesterday, the Minnesota House approved a bill I’m co-authoring that would pay off the extended school funding shift that was agreed to by the Legislature and Governor Dayton last year. The extended shift was enacted as a way to help solve last year’s budget deficit, but through spending restraint and government reform, Minnesota’s economy has turned around and the time is right to start eliminating state debt.