Enjoy the beauty of Minnesota

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The beauty and charm of the wilderness are his for the asking, for the edges of the wilderness lie close beside the beaten roads of the present travel.” He was referring to the easy access we have to enjoying the great outdoors. Minnesotans are blessed with abundant local, regional and state […] Read more

Sen. Sheran, Reps. Morrow and Brynaert to Host Town Meeting April 2

District 23 legislators will host a series of town hall meetings in communities in our area on Saturday, April 2. Senator Sheran, Reps. Terry Morrow and Kathy Brynaert will be hosting the meetings. “These meetings offer us a chance to hear from our district about the outcomes they seek from this legislative session,” Sen. Sheran […] Read more

GOP budget estimates off by tens of millions of dollars

State Sen. Dick Cohen, DFL-St. Paul, expressed his extreme distress with the budget being proposed by the Senate State Government Innovations and Veterans Committee. The chair’s recommendations include several proposals that are purported to provide cost-savings; however, these proposals either do not have or do not match the official fiscal analysis. Recently-completed fiscal analysis of […] Read more

Senate GOP tax bill includes massive tax increases on middle-class families

Earlier today, Senate Republicans released their Omnibus Tax bill, which includes deep cuts to property tax relief programs such as Local Government Aid and the renters’ property tax refund program. Early analysis of the bill suggests it would raise property taxes by $422 million over the next two years. In total, the bill cuts about […] Read more

Senator Reinert Highlights Provisions of Senate Omnibus Tax Bill

Today, the Senate Omnibus Tax Bill was released. The committee will now proceed to public testimony and amendments on the bill. “I am excited that the bill I authored for a Tax Reciprocity Study is included in this bill,” said Senator Reinert. “This is a necessary step to get the process going again. However, realistically […] Read more

Senate GOP tax bill includes massive tax increases on middle-class families

Earlier today, Senate Republicans released their Omnibus Tax bill, which includes deep cuts to property tax relief programs such as Local Government Aid and the renters’ property tax refund program. Early analysis of the bill suggests it would raise property taxes by $422 million over the next two years. In total, the bill cuts about […] Read more