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

Vikings Stadium Hits Taxpayers 3X harder than Hennepin Ballpark Tax

Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville) says it is time to address the scope of the Ramsey County sales tax increase required under the Vikings Stadium proposal. “The Vikings legislation would hit Ramsey County taxpayers more than three times as hard as the Hennepin sales tax for the Twins Ballpark, yet at the Capitol there has been […] Read more

Sen. Lourey pledges to continue working for budget compromise

With Minnesota’s government services shut down indefinitely, I think it’s important to remind people how we got to this disappointing place. There have been many political barbs thrown around, but a situation as serious as this is no place for politics. Minnesotans deserve to understand the facts that led us here, and how we can […] Read more

Sen. Tomassoni disappointed in Republican’s lack of compromise

State Senator David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm, expressed extreme disappointment that Republican lawmakers continue to protect people earning more than a million dollars a year rather than accept a budget compromise to end the government shutdown. “I am deeply frustrated with the current government shutdown situation,” Sen. Tomassoni said. “Governor Mark Dayton and DFL lawmakers offered as […] Read more

Due to the Shutdown, Sen. Sheran Won’t Accept Salary

State Sen. Kathy Sheran today announced that because of the government shutdown beginning July 1, she will not be accepting her Senate salary. There is a stalemate between GOP legislative leaders and the Governor over how to solve a $5 billion state budget deficit. With no agreement reached by June 30, the state has shut […] Read more

Minnesotans Need the Legislature to Compromise

As you know, the Legislature’s time to balance the states budget has passed, sending Minnesota into an unfortunate shutdown. I am deeply disappointed that we have had to go into a shutdown and regret that top leadership hasn’t been able to agree on a resolution. Although I am frustrated by the current situation, but I […] Read more