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Wayne Cox: The state’s GOP has lost its way – and many party veterans know it

Source: Star Tribune Article by: WAYNE COX Updated: May 24, 2011 – 9:59 PM

This is not your mother’s Minnesota Republican Party over at the Legislature, which broke up Monday night without a budget deal.

And judging from what they are proposing to do to the elderly, it isn’t your grandmother’s Republican Party, either.

Some of the sharpest criticism of legislation adopted by the Republican majorities has come from those who held elective office as members of Your Mother’s GOP.Former Gov. Arne Carlson helped create MinnesotaCare. It provides affordable health care for 160,000 Minnesotans. GOP legislation would turn it into a voucher system.

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