After a successful listening tour in Grand Rapids in March, a new group of us have embarked today for Willmar. We are leaving St. Paul behind with just three weeks left of session and are on our way to Western Minnesota. This time we hail from Shoreview, Hastings, Bloomington and Woodbury, and we’re all looking forward to spending some time with voters who may see things different from our own constituents.
At the Capitol, there have been multiple controversial policy provisions encased quietly into much larger budget bills required to operate the state government.
A partisan Omnibus Elections Bill has passed a fifth committee and is on to the Senate Floor. The bill would impose provisional ballots in Minnesota for anyone with a challenged status at the polls. Sometimes a voter’s information can be incorrect at the polls or a voter can be mistaken for another person who is […] Read more
With just three weeks left in the 2017 Session, Senate and House Republicans released budget numbers on April 28 that move more than $200 million further away from Governor Dayton’s budget. Instead of using the current budget forecast, Republicans use budget numbers from last year and try to portray their numbers as budget increases. This […] Read more
A small group of DFL senators are heading to a second listening tour this weekend. The senators, who hail from Twin Cities suburbs, will be arriving in Willmar to listen to Minnesotans about their needs and thoughts on the current 2017 Legislative Session. The senators will also take a tour of the town and surrounding […] Read more
Minnesota has worked hard to provide incentives for people to join the National Guard. However, tucked inside the state government funding bill are budget reductions and shifts that cut enlistment bonuses and tuition for guard members and could force eventual closure of some greater Minnesota armories. The Republican-controlled House and Senate budget proposals fall more […] Read more