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Now, more than ever, our state and our nation need leaders that stand against class warfare, perpetual expansion of government, and a continued deterioration of our economy.

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As a fiscal conservative, David is dedicated to:

Not just slowing the rate government grows, but actually REDUCING the size and scope of government

Saying “No” to Demands for Higher Taxes

Prioritizing State Spending

Ensuring the Highest Quality of Education for our Children

Bringing Market-Based Reforms to our Health Care System

It’s about the spending
If there’s one thing that State government is good at, it’s creating taxes.  Income taxes, gasoline taxes, property taxes, sales taxes…the list goes on and on.  They even figured out a way to tax taxes. Then there are fees to permit hunting, fishing, driving, and fees just to walk in the park.  Creating inventive ways to fund itself is not a problem for State Government.

We have the money.  The problem is HOW MUCH we SPEND, and HOW we spend it.

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Transportation needs real solutions… not 19th century ones
Investing in roads and bridges, not light rail, brings immediate benefits.  It gets people home faster, not wasting time in traffic jams.  It moves freight faster, saving labor costs.  It reduces car accidents and injuries, caused by snarls and back-ups.  It reduces overflow traffic onto feeder streets, improving neighborhood safety and increasing pavement lifespans.  And it saves energy, but not wasting gasoline either idling or in start-and-stop traffic.

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Dave's analysis on DFL proposal to increase the gas tax:
     • Gas tax increase? You think we need a gas tax increase?

Dave's Letter to the Editor about Light Rail:
     • Original letter (includes footnotes)
     • Published in the Hopkins Patch (January 23, 2012)
     • Published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (February 01, 2012)

More Information on Light Rail:
     • Consolidation of Metro Blue Line and Metro Green Line operations.
     • Dave's analysis of light rail

Safe homes, safe neighborhoods, safe communities
Policing and public safety are critical to Minnesota’s future. The behavior of rioters in Minneapolis and St Paul cannot be tolerated in a civil society. I firmly stand with our police, making common sense improvements to policing policies that actually will work.

All you have to do is look at Portland, Oregon to see what failed liberal policies have done. Every night, another car is lit on fire. Every day, another business is destroyed. If you think this can't happen in Minnesota, you are wrong. Earlier this year, the Senate DFL deposed their caucus leader because he wasn't radical enough. Adding more DFL senators just makes it easier for them to enact their extremist plans.

The "Defund the Police" movement is alive in the Minnesota Legislature and will be pursued by radical police-hating legislators in 2021. It's up to you: Do you vote for a senator that will fight against them or be an ally to spread this movement to the suburbs and beyond? My voting record is clear. I stand for strong policing that keeps our neighborhoods safe and against the crazy DFL plans they have for exporting their anti-cop policies to SD33.

Education: Less micro-management and more local control
In speaking with school district administrators, teachers, and school board members about improving education, a very clear picture begins to develop. And what’s most interesting is: The answers are not just about spending more money. Even with our limited resources, we demand a world-class education for our children. We can do better with what we have if we are smarter in our approach to education. Here are my priorities, when it comes to K-12 Education....

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What does Right to Work legislation mean to Education? Savings, lower per-pupil class sizes, less teacher layoffs and a win for taxpayers! -- Read more about how Right To Work is helping Wisconsin school kids

We do need government … but smaller is better
For my Democratic friends, let me repeat this:  We do need government.  We do need a government to handle public safety, courts, snow plowing roads, and many other tasks that do make sense for government to do.  The problem is that we could do just as well with a much SMALLER level of government, both in terms of its size and intrusiveness into our lives.

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Senator Osmek scored a perfect 100 in the latest Taxpayer League Scorecard. This was his third straight year with a perfect 100 score.

See the legislative highlights during Dave's first term.

You can hear Dave talk about the issues in the local Twin Cities media.

Here is more information on Dave's positions on the issues.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, Dave wants to hear from you!

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