Legacy Bill Passes Senate With Reinert’s Support

On the last day of the 2011 session, the Senate took up the Legacy Funds bill. This bill allocates the money collected from the constitutional amendment dedicated sales tax passed by voters in 2008. “There’s a lot here for Duluthians to be excited about,” notes Senator Roger Reinert. “I’m pleased we were able to secure […] Read more

Senator Reinert’s Office Hosts Visit Duluth “Branch”

Senator Roger Reinert’s legislative office is now hosting the “southern branch office” for Visit Duluth – a branded informational kiosk. “I have wanted to install a card rack by my Capitol office since I got to St. Paul,” said Senator Reinert. “Being able to promote my city is one of the best parts of being […] Read more

Reinert Disappointed in Need for Special Session

Midnight on Monday May 23rd was the constitutional adjournment deadline for the 2011 Minnesota Senate. The Senate did adjourn a few minutes before midnight, but without completing its most important legislative task: completing a balanced budget. “I am disappointed that the legislature has not completed this task,” said Senator Reinert. “There has been zero progress […] Read more

Funding for Children’s Museum in Jeopardy

A late change in legislation appropriating funds for the dedicated Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage and Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds could put grants for the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in jeopardy. Senator Kathy Sheran, a strong advocate for the children’s museum, expressed her disappointment with the last second move. “The language passed in the […] Read more

JOINT STATEMENT ON OPENING PRAYER

This morning Bradlee Dean, of You Can Run But You Can’t Hide Ministry delivered the first opening prayer in the House Chamber. State Representative Karen Clark (DFL – Minneapolis) and State Senator Scott Dibble (DFL – Minneapolis) responded to Dean’s presence. “In my 30 years in the House, I have never seen such a hateful […] Read more