CNBC Ranks Minnesota #1 Top State for Business

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a surprise announcement unveiled Wednesday afternoon, CNBC ranked Minnesota the top state in the nation for business, up from number six just last year. The cable news network used 10 categories to rank states, with the workforce coming in as the biggest factor, followed by the cost of doing business […] Read more

Senate Environment and Jobs Bill Represents Big Wins for Greater Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Omnibus Bill continues this session’s trend of placing greater emphasis on jobs and economic development in rural parts of the state. The bill passed the Senate Floor on a 37 to 22 vote on Wednesday. Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) carried the bill as Chair […] Read more

Sen. Tomassoni Responds to Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Thursday evening, Governor Dayton delivered his fifth State of the State Address to an enthusiastic crowd of legislators in the Minnesota House of Representatives Chamber. Governor Dayton, still fresh off his recent re-election, spoke about how successful Minnesota is, and how fully transformational its recovery has been since the days […] Read more

Sen. Tomassoni Invites Volkswagen to Minnesota for Second Time

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In response to a Tennessee lawmaker’s harsh anti-union rhetoric while referring to a Volkswagen plant’s recent expansion plans, Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm) has sent an open letter to the President and CEO of Volkswagen. The letter urges Volkswagen to consider moving to Minnesota, where we value companies and the workforce’s that […] Read more

Legislation Aims to Help Minnesotans with Mental Illness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday the Senate Environment and Economic Development Committee heard emotional testimony about the power of a state program that helps persons with mental illness find employment. The current DEED-funded Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment programs have a proven model of success in helping people with mental illness find meaningful […] Read more