Latz Bill would give business property tax break

Sen. Ron Latz has introduced legislation that would provide commercial and industrial businesses a property tax break to help improve aging commercial buildings. “I’ve introduced ‘This Old Shop’ legislation in the past,” Sen. Latz said. “I’m hoping this year we can provide a break to businesses that need incentives to renovate their existing facilities.” The […] Read more

State economist warns against an all-cuts budget solution

“Since the moment Gov. Dayton put his budget on the table, Republican leaders have attacked the Governor for proposing so-called “job-killing” tax increases. Today, that rhetoric was met with a sharp dose of reality. State Economist Tom Stinson was clear in stating that the all-cuts budget proposed by Republicans will do more harm to our […] Read more

State economist warns against an all-cuts budget solution

“Since the moment Gov. Dayton put his budget on the table, Republican leaders have attacked the Governor for proposing so-called “job-killing” tax increases. Today, that rhetoric was met with a sharp dose of reality. State Economist Tom Stinson was clear in stating that the all-cuts budget proposed by Republicans will do more harm to our […] Read more

Minnesota underway with flood preparations

Governor Dayton recently hosted a meeting at Waterous Company in South St. Paul to discuss the state’s efforts in preparing for spring flooding. Local legislators, city and county officials, and area businesses joined in a discussion with several government agencies on the plans that are already underway. Waterous, along with numerous other South St. Paul […] Read more

Minnesota underway with flood preparations

Governor Dayton recently hosted a meeting at Waterous Company in South St. Paul to discuss the state’s efforts in preparing for spring flooding. Local legislators, city and county officials, and area businesses joined in a discussion with several government agencies on the plans that are already underway. Waterous, along with numerous other South St. Paul […] Read more

Governor’s budget offers starting point

The Governor recently released his budget proposal, offering a starting point for the negotiations to balance Minnesota’s $6.2 billion deficit. He made suggestions on making cuts, streamlining services, investing in priority areas, and bringing in revenue. The legislative majorities now can offer up their comprehensive budget solution so the hard work can begin. I am […] Read more