Expand Minnesota Care to all Minnesotans
We have led the nation with MinnesotaCare, I support its expansion to provide affordable, quality care for every Minnesotan. I remain hopeful we will one day have a single payer healthcare system (Medicare for All) providing affordable healthcare to all-- while protecting our rural health care providers. Rather than wait for the federal government to act, we must act now. We must seize this opportunity to lead the nation by providing all Minnesotans with quality affordable healthcare coverage.
Support Unions and the Trades
I believe “right to work” is wrong for Minnesota. Our unions and its members are essential to building and maintaining our middle class. I support unions and I support a living wage. We do not have a shortage of jobs, we have a shortage of trained workers to fill jobs. I support free tuition to our trade schools and community colleges. I support farm to table agriculture and the expansion of grants to provide locally grown food in our schools.
Expand Rural Broadband
We must set aside dollars to expand broadband and high-speed internet to our rural areas and hometowns. I propose working with the federal government to fund a Rural Broadband Act, reminiscent of the Rural Electric Act of the 1930s that brought lights to every farm and home here in the 11th District. Access to 21st-century technology will spur a boom---that will bring our young people home to build businesses and create job opportunities for others.
Accessible and affordable Education
Regardless of her zip code I believe every Minnesota child deserves a quality K-12 education and that our teachers be rewarded for their efforts on behalf of our children. I will fight for fair funding for our public schools. Higher education opportunities must also be affordable to meet the demands of a 21st. Century economy. I will work across the isle to insure the state's continued investment in our education system.