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Letter to the Editor: Franson watches out for our pocketbooks

I want to thank Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria for her tireless work this session focusing on job creation and working to protect all of us from having to pay more through higher taxes, fees, and costs imposed by the legislature.

While a member of the minority in the legislature, Franson rolled up her sleeves and worked in a bipartisan way to get two of her bills passed – a daunting task given the all-Democrat control of state government.

Franson also led the charge against the forced unionization of childcare providers. As a former childcare provider, Franson knows that imposing unionization on the hard-working business owners – most of whom are women – who look after our children is wrong, will increase costs on parents and providers, and reduce options available for working parents.

Between higher taxes, higher healthcare costs due to the new government healthcare exchange that’s part of Obamacare, and higher energy costs coming out of this legislative session, all Minnesotans will be paying more. I appreciate the fact that Franson was looking out for our pocket books.

Thank you, Representative Franson!

Scott Lofquist, Alexandria, MN