Government Shutdown Ended

“The government shutdown ended Wednesday. Gov. Dayton called a special session on Tuesday and signed the bills into law after a 12 hour session that went past 3a.m. Wednesday morning. There are still things to do to get our state back up and running but the stalemate between the governor and Republican leadership has ended. […] Read more

Regional Fire Training Facility Project Approved

As a part of the final state budget agreement, Governor Dayton signed a Capital Investment Bill that will invest $500 million in construction projects around the state. Commonly known as “bonding,” capital investment is the process by which the state issues bonds to fund public projects that have a state or regional significance. A bonding […] Read more

Legislative Pay

I am deeply concerned about our inability to solve this budget impasse and its effects on those most vulnerable in our community. I have donated my salary to the local food shelf in my area. I am reaching out to my colleagues and the administration offering potential compromise solutions in hopes of bringing this to […] Read more

Sen. Sheran Re-Appointed to Mental Health Advisory Council

State Sen. Kathy Sheran has been reappointed to her position on the State Advisory Council on Mental Health by Governor Mark Dayton. She was initially appointed last year by Governor Tim Pawlenty to fill a vacancy that expired this January. The re-appointment expires in January, 2015. The Advisory Council advises the governor, legislature and state […] Read more