Dear Neighbors,

The 2014 legislative session adjourned on May 16, bringing an end to a very productive 2013-2014 legislative session. It was the first time the Legislature has finished early in over a decade.

The productive close to our legislative session comes in stark contrast to the situation we inherited from the previous majorities. We came to the Capitol in January of 2013, Minnesota faced a $600 million deficit, we owed our schools over $800 million and property taxes were on the rise. In less than two years, we've moved Minnesota forward by:

  • Paying back the money borrowed from our schools
  • Making historic investments in education, from early childhood to college
  • Reducing property taxes for middle-class Minnesotans
  • Growing our economy and creating more jobs
  • Helping turn our budget deficit into a surplus

Minnesota is moving in the right direction, but there's more work to be done to ensure families across the state have the opportunity to succeed. I've enjoyed talking with you this summer and fall about how we keep Minnesota moving forward. Please vote on November 4th.


Andrew Falk Signature

Andrew Falk
State Representative

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