Today, Minnesota Management and Budget released the February Economic Forecast, showing a projected positive balance of $1.6 billion for the upcoming biennium. While the forecast projects a positive balance, it includes inflation on the revenue side and excludes it on the spending side in several key areas. Inflation is estimated to be $1.042 billion. A significant portion of the positive balance is also one-time money.
Thank you for your work to ensure that all Minnesotans voices and perspectives are heard in our state legislature. As we work for the good of all Minnesotans, we write to strongly encourage you to support legislation that we will be introducing alongside Representative Hodan Hassan. This bill makes small changes to ensure that all Minnesotans have full access to the religious freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.
As catalytic converter thefts impact increasing numbers of people, Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville) is re-introducing legislation to prevent scrap metal dealers from buying catalytic converters from anyone other than an automobile repair shop, auto recycling business, or a vehicle owner that demonstrates proof of ownership.
Theft of catalytic converters from cars is a problem that few people were familiar with until recently. But the problem is large and growing drastically. In January, St. Paul reported more than twice as many converter thefts as they saw a year earlier, on top of similar increases in each of the last few years.
On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
Senator Marty will reintroduce legislation to prevent scrap metal dealers from buying catalytic converters from thieves Earlier this year, Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville) introduced legislation to strike back against the theft of catalytic converters from cars and light trucks. Marty’s… Read More »Catalytic Converter Theft Continues to Rise in Minnesota