Hitting the Road: the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee heads south

The Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee toured Southern Minnesota Friday, to see and hear firsthand about the state’s transportation system. The Committee made stops in Albert Lea, Geneva, Wanamingo, and Cannon Falls to tour projects, hear presentations, and take public testimony from people who depend on the transportation network every day. The tour also […] Read more

State Budget Forecast Surplus Good News for Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn – The Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) called Minnesota a success story at the February budget forecast announcement at the Capitol on Friday. The forecast for this month shows a budget surplus totaling $1.86 billion – up $832 million from the November forecast. The state’s economist said Minnesota is experiencing […] Read more

State Budget Surplus Good For All Minnesotans

ST. PAUL, Minn – According to the Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Office, Minnesota’s budget is in even better condition than originally forecasted. State economists announced the state budget has a $1.86 billion surplus, up from a surplus of $1.037 in November. This increase is due in part to a stronger Minnesota economy, low unemployment […] Read more

Jobs Package Aims to Help Rural Minnesota

In a multi-member unified effort to address jobs training, housing needs and a skills gap in Greater Minnesota, a package of bills authored by Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin), Sen. LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer) and Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) were presented in the Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee this week.

Lawful gambling bills pass to the Senate Floor

Taxes met this this week and passed Sen. Koenen’s gambling prohibition bills. Both bills passed by divided voice votes to the Floor. S.F. 229 is the Allied Charities technical bill, which was amended to include the gambling prohibitions that were originally in the bill but amended out in Finance. The bill also requires the director […] Read more