Jobs and Minnesota’s Future

As the Legislature discusses possible solutions for the $6 billion deficit, we also need to look to Minnesota’s future and create legislation that shapes our state’s economic outlook. To do this, we need to put the political campaign rhetoric aside and do what is best for Minnesota and its citizens. In the early weeks of […] Read more

Town Hall Meeting Location Change

The February 5th town hall meeting with Sen. Wiger, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Rep. Leon Lillie and Rep. Nora Slawik will now be held at the Maplewood City Hall- Council Chambers from 9:30am to 10:30am. The location was changed to accommodate those who wish to attend Mayor Rossbach’s Citizen’s Forum at Maplewood City Hall at 10:30am […] Read more

Republican Proposal to Cut MN Sustainable Forest Incentive Act Shortsighted

Sen. Saxhaug SFIA cut statement: Today, in the Senate Tax Committee, Sen. Claire Robling (R-Jordan) presented and passed the new Republican leadership’s first attempt at solving the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit, in S.F. 82. The bill includes thoughtless changes to Minnesota’s Sustainable Forest Incentive Act. The changes will greatly reduce the payment landowners would […] Read more

Sen. Reinert Named to Legislative Audit Commission

Sen. Roger Reinert has been appointed to serve on the Legislative Audit Commission. At the first meeting of the newly appointed Commission on Friday, Sen. Reinert was elected to serve as the Commission’s vice-chairman. Sen. Reinert’s appointment was made by DFL Caucus Leader Sen. Tom Bakk. “I welcome the opportunity to work in a non-partisan […] Read more

City Council Could Appoint College Student Members

College students could be appointed as non-voting members of Minnesota city councils under terms of legislation introduced Monday by Sen. Kathy Sheran. Under the initial proposal, city councils in communities with higher education institutions would be allowed the appointing power; however no city is required to participate. “This legislation offers cities authority to allow for […] Read more

Sen. Latz Applauds Governor’s Work on Affordable Health Care

Sen. Ron Latz applauded Governor Mark Dayton’s quick response to expand health care options to Minnesotans and in making Minnesota government more efficient. “This is exactly what Governor Dayton promised he would do: we’re making health care more affordable and government more efficient,” Sen. Latz said. “In this economy, this is the right thing to […] Read more