Rep. Sondra Erickson

Democrats are touting this session as the “education session,” claiming that they’re going to somehow reach a 100% graduation rate by 2027, thanks to new spending. If history is any indicator, simply increasing funding without substantive reforms will do very little to increase graduation rates, let alone assure 100% graduation rates in the future. The […]

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Area schools ended the year 2012 by receiving some good news. Thanks to responsible budgeting by a Republican legislative majority during the past two years, all of our schools are receiving more of their state funding earlier than anticipated. Since November 2010, Minnesota’s economy has made a remarkable turnaround. For the budget cycle that ends […]

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Rep. Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton, takes the oath of office along with her House colleagues at the start of the session. (Photo by T.W. Budig)

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While many parts of Minnesota elected DFL challengers to serve in the Minnesota House and Senate, District 15 and 15A remained Republican strongholds for incumbents Sen. Dave Brown and Rep. Sondra Erickson. “I am disappointed with the results at the state and national level but it is what it is,” Brown said. It is the […]

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