Sen. Dibble calls tax increase on Minnesota renters appalling

With their first budget-related bill of the session, Minnesota Senate Republicans unanimously passed a tax increase onto all Minnesota property taxpayers on Thursday. State Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said he was proud that 27 Senate Democrats stood together in opposition of higher costs for working Minnesotans by voting against this egregious bill. “The first budget […] Read more

Northwest Minnesota gains targeted for new projects, jobs

State Senator LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, said he is very encouraged to see several Northwest Minnesota projects targeted in Governor Mark Dayton’s capital investment package, released this week. It’s an opportunity to bring hundreds of new jobs to the region, in addition to vital redevelopment needed in many communities, he said. “Governor Dayton and I agree […] Read more

Governor’s capital investment proposal will spur economic growth

This week Gov. Mark Dayton introduced a $531 million capital investment bill to spur economic growth and create jobs in Minnesota now. The Governor’s plan funds over 300 specific critical infrastructure projects. He also indicated support for doubling over 300 specific projects the Republican controlled Legislature deems most important. “To focus on getting Minnesotans back […] Read more

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

There are many factors that make Minnesota a great place to live: quality law enforcement, teachers, colleges and universities, health care organizations, parks, trails and the list goes on. The groups that we can never forget, and need to continue to support, are our service members, veterans and their families. I recently met with representatives […] Read more

Reinert Bill Would Repeal No-Sale Sunday Liquor Law

Legislation introduced today by Sen. Roger Reinert would repeal Minnesota’s laws prohibiting the sale of liquor on Sundays. Sen. Reinert introduced similar legislation in the House in 2010. “Minnesota’s current statutes prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sundays puts our state at a competitive and economic disadvantage—particularly in communities that border Wisconsin,” said Sen. Reinert. […] Read more

Reinert: Bonding Bill Great First Step for Duluth Area and Minnesota

Sen. Roger Reinert today applauded Governor Mark Dayton’s $1 billion bonding proposal that would create 28,000 jobs and provide funds for much-needed asset preservation and infrastructure improvements to the Duluth area. “The Governor suggested $531 million in bonding projects and has invited legislators to work cooperatively to provide an additional $469 million for needed projects […] Read more