Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Winona County Republicans

Rep. Drazkowski sets the record straight on school shift funding.

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Dear friends,

Below, you will find the latest piece of good news regarding the
disciplined work of the legislature over the past two years. As we can
clearly see, reforming government to live within its means pays real
dividends.

I hope that you enjoy a very happy New Year!

Steve.

EARLY FUNDING PAYMENTS HEADED TO SCHOOLS
Republican budget turnaround means school districts to see aid
immediately

St. Paul- Minnesota classrooms will see dollars sooner than expected
because of responsible budgeting by Republican legislative majorities.
Through prioritized spending and without increasing the tax burden on
hardworking Minnesotans, Republicans turned a $6.2 billion projected
budget deficit into a $2.5 billion budget surplus for 2012-13.

A total of $900 million of those surplus funds immediately went toward
replenishing the state’s empty budget reserves and cash flow account.
The remaining $1.6 billion in surplus funds paid off the school shift
that was part of the 2011 budget compromise and is beginning to pay back
the debt to schools borrowed by the DFL in 2010. School districts
received scheduled payments on December 15th and 28th. The $1.6 billion
shift payback represents 60% of the total amount borrowed from Minnesota
schools by two different legislatures, over the past four years.

“This is tremendous news for our schools. By making government work
smarter and designing efficiencies, we passed a balanced budget without
asking Minnesotans to pay more taxes. Reform measures focused on
growing jobs in our state and getting people back to work. Those
efforts have paid off and our schools are benefiting from the improved
budget situation,” said Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa).

School districts in Rep. Drazkowski’s area will receive the following
amounts from the most recent $1.3 billion in school shift payback (the
remaining $300 million is scheduled to be repaid early in 2013):

WINONA AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT $5,196,046
PLAINVIEW-ELGIN-MILLVILLE $1,991,812
ZUMBROTA-MAZEPPA SCHOOL DISTRICT $1,421,471
TRITON SCHOOL DISTRICT
$1,701,878
ST. CHARLES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT $1,327,099
LEWISTON-ALTURA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. $1,135,487
WABASHA-KELLOGG PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. $854,162
PINE ISLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST. $1,574,885
GOODHUE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT $879,742
KASSON-MANTORVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT $2,913,177
LAKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT $1,600,123
KENYON-WANAMINGO SCHOOL DISTRICT $1,186,225

“Our state has been placed upon the right path, but we still have a lot
of work to do. Republicans know what it takes to balance the budget and
deliver these positive results for the people of Minnesota. I am
hopeful that Governor Dayton and Democrat lawmakers will work with us to
continue on that successful path,” concluded Rep. Drazkowski. “Paying
back the $1.1 billion remainder of the school shift, without forcing
Minnesotans to pay more taxes, can and must be a priority this session.”

Steve Drazkowski

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