More than 30 DFL women legislators meet with Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith; Press Conference to follow

ST. PAUL, MN – DFL women legislators will meet with Gov. Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith on Thursday, May 11 to discuss key issues important to women in the final days of the 2017 session. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will participate in a press conference following the meeting.

WHO:

Governor Mark Dayton

Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith

Sen. Sandra Pappas (DFL) District 65

Sen. Susan Kent (DFL) District 53

Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL) District 41

Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL) District 41A

Rep. Diane Loeffler (DFL) District 60A

Rep. Sandra Masin (DFL) District 51A

Rep. Rena Moran (DFL) District 65A

(Note: Additional DFL Women Legislators may also be in attendance)

 

WHAT:           DFL Woman Legislator’s outline key issues in final weeks of 2017 session

WHEN:           Thursday, May 11 at 11:30 am

WHERE:         Governor’s Reception Room, Room 130 Minnesota State Capitol

 

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Legislators decry elimination of Minnesota’s campaign finance reforms: Repeal would mean there would be NO limits on spending for future elections

ST. PAUL, MN – Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights) and Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville) will be holding a news conference tomorrow to help bring attention to the Republican efforts to repeal Minnesota’s long-standing campaign finance laws, including candidate spending limits and other reforms that were enacted in response to the Watergate scandal. Currently, almost all candidates abide by the spending limits.

The two senators will be joined by organizations like the Minnesota League of Women Voters who are concerned about how this action could have disastrous results for fair and clean elections in the future.

WHO: Sen. Carolyn Laine, Sen. John Marty and two Minnesota League of Women Voters representatives.

WHAT: Alerting the public to proposed elimination of Minnesota’s respected campaign finance reforms.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Minnesota Capitol, Room B971.

DFL Senators respond to Republican budget targets

DFL Senators respond to Republican budget targets

St. Paul, Minn.—Senate DFL Caucus Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), Assistant Senate DFL Caucus Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis), Assistant Senate DFL Caucus Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), Assistant Senate DFL Caucus Leader Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), and DFL Senators will hold a press conference Friday April 28 to respond to Republican budget targets.

 

Who Senate DFL Caucus Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook),

Assistant Senate DFL Caucus Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis)

Assistant Senate DFL Caucus Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury),

Assistant Senate DFL Caucus Leader Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights),

and DFL Senators

 

What Press Conference to respond to Republican budget targets

 

When

 

Where

11:00 a.m. Friday April 28, 2017

 

B971 Capitol Press Conference Room

District 41 Town Hall Meetings scheduled for March 11

SAINT PAUL, MN—Legislators from District 41 will hold two joint town hall meetings on Saturday, March 11 in Fridley and Columbia Heights (full schedule printed below). Senator Carolyn Laine will attend both meetings, with Rep. Connie Bernardy (District 41A) joining the morning meeting in Fridley and Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (District 41B) joining the afternoon meeting in Columbia Heights. Area residents are invited to attend to receive an update on legislative activities, ask questions about issues, and express any concerns.

“Staying connected to those we represent is the most important – and enjoyable – part of this job,” Sen. Laine said. “Feedback we receive during our town hall meetings helps guide our legislative priorities, and we always do our best to give our constituents an accurate picture of what’s happening at the Capitol.”

For more information on town hall meetings or any other legislative issues, feel free to contact our office at (651) 296-4334 or sen.carolyn.laine@senate.mn.

Town Hall Meetings: Saturday, March 11, 2017:

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Mississippi Library, 410 Mississippi St NE, Fridley

2:30-4 p.m.: Columbia Heights Library, 3939 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights