In the News: Kendall Qualls Offers a Tough on Crime Agenda, Discusses the Budget Surplus, Education, and More
MINNEAPOLIS – Republican gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls joined KSTP’s Tom Hauser for the latest edition of At Issue to offer a closer look at his priorities in the race to beat Tim Walz. During the in-studio interview the pair discussed what would change under a Qualls administration regarding Minnesota’s record-budget surplus, education, the issue of crime, and more.
Kendall’s latest statement on crime:
“This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. Safety of our community is paramount and it transcends politics. Unfortunately, we’ve politicized even this issue. This will be a day one issue for me personally, I lived through an environment like this in the public housing projects in New York City.
I will be on the side of police officers. I’ll be on the side of people living in the communities to return safety back to what we had.”
On the budget surplus:
“One of the things we have to realize is that the surplus is not a surplus, but really a symbol of the over-taxation that we have in this state.”
“I’m a big proponent of empowering parents to make that decision. We’ll have school choice, so parents can actually decide what the best option is for their students.”
“At the end of the day, what we’re finding is that parents have been left out of this decision making process, and we’re going to ensure they get the choice they deserve for their children.”