Sieben: 2011 Session Begins

On January 4, the 2011 Legislative Session began and State Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove) was sworn into her second term in the Minnesota Senate. “I’m honored to continue my public service and thank my constituents for allowing me to be their voice at the Capitol,” said Sen. Sieben. “I’ll continue working hard on behalf […] Read more

Sen. Sheran Praises Governor’s Order for Medical Care Benefit

State Senator Kathy Sheran applauded Governor Mark Dayton’s signing of an executive order to apply for early Medical Assistance enrollment that will bring $1.2 billion to Minnesota, preserve quality medical care for the poorest Minnesotans, including many veterans. “Our district will benefit from Governor Dayton’s application for funds that will have a positive effect on […] Read more

Sen. Reinert Applauds Governor For Signing Health Care Initiative

Senator Roger Reinert today praised Governor Mark Dayton for signing an Executive Order that will change the state’s Medicaid program and bring approximately $1.2 billion to Minnesota to help struggling hospitals provide better health care, create jobs and generate business activity. Sen. Reinert was on hand for the signing in the Governor’s Reception Room at […] Read more

Early MA Enrollment

In his first action as our state’s Governor, Mark Dayton has signed an Executive Order to expand the state’s Medicaid program which will bring $1.2 billion in federal funding. His order will result in many benefits to our state and its citizens and I applaud his decision. Expanding the state’s Medicaid program will have an […] Read more

Sen. Terri Bonoff chosen as Assistant Leader of Senate DFL Caucus

Members of the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus have elected Sen. Terri Bonoff to be their assistant caucus leader for the 87th Legislative Session. Sen. Bonoff will serve alongside Senate DFL Caucus Leader Tom Bakk. Sen. Bonoff has served in the Minnesota Senate for six years. She was previously the vice-chair of the Senate’s E-12 Finance […] Read more

Balancing the Budget

The 2011 legislative session will present many challenges to the Legislature and Gov. Dayton. One of the biggest issues, and one that will take months of debate, is balancing the state’s $6 billion budget deficit. The next few months will be difficult as we discuss possible solutions, but we are presented with the opportunity to […] Read more