Regional Work Group Convenes for 2011

The newest organization within the Minnesota Legislature held its first meeting last Thursday. Senators and Representatives from regional centers have formed a working group to examine common problems, and exchange information. The group was the brainchild of Duluth Senator Roger Reinert, who convened a similar group as a House member in 2009. Five cities were […] Read more

Sieben: Local projects included in Governor’s bonding proposal

State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, was pleased that Gov. Dayton’s recently unveiled capital investment bill included support for local projects in Hastings and Newport. The Governor announced a proposal to create immediate construction jobs by investing in shovel-ready infrastructure projects throughout the state. Of the $1 billion package, the Governor proposed $530 million in […] Read more

Sen. Sheran: Governor’s Bonding Proposal is Good First Step

State Senator Kathy Sheran applauded Governor Mark Dayton’s $1 billion bonding proposal that would create 28,000 jobs and provide funds for much-needed asset preservation, infrastructure improvements and sex offender treatment programs in the District 23 area. Sen. Sheran added that she will also co-author legislation as she has done in the past to provide rehabilitation […] Read more

Senate DFLers Support Governor’s Jobs Creation Bill

Senate DFL leader Tom Bakk and Capital Investment Lead Sen. Keith Langseth today voiced support for Governor Dayton’s $1 billion bonding bill that would create 28,000 private sector jobs across Minnesota. The Governor proposed $531 million in projects and asked legislative leaders to work in a bipartisan manner to come up with an additional $469 […] Read more

Sen. Reinert to Introduce Constitutional Amendment

Today Sen. Roger Reinert introduced legislation proposing a constitutional amendment to temporarily fill a legislative vacancy if a legislator is called to active duty. The House bill is authored by Rep. Bob Dettmer (R – Forest Lake). Rep. Dettmer is in the Army Reserve, while Sen. Reinert is a Navy Reservist. The two serve together […] Read more

Tomassoni Encouraged by Governor’s Actions

The Senate Jobs and Environment and Natural Resources Committees will be holding a joint hearing tomorrow to discuss the current state of mining and other industries in northern Minnesota. State Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL – Chisholm, said he was happy to see that the jobs and natural resources committees are meeting at the Hibbing Community […] Read more