enator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) has been re-appointed to the State Capitol Preservation Commission by Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen.
This year the Legislature has established a Tax Expenditure Review Commission to review Minnesota’s tax expenditures and evaluate their effectiveness and fiscal impact to the state. Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) was appointed by DFL Senate Leader Melisa López Franzen to serve on the commission. Senator Rest is the ranking Senator DFL member for the Senate Tax Committee.
Laura Bishop resigned from her post as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on July 6. Following her resignation announcement, Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) has released this statement:
The 2021 special session convened yesterday to finish up the state budget agreements before the deadline of July 1. The agreed-upon budget bill for Taxes has been released already. The spreadsheet information can be found here.
“I have been ready since day one to put in the work necessary to pass a state budget that will build a better Minnesota for all. It’s disappointing that we finished this legislative session with a lot more work still left on the table.
Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) was appointed to serve on the House and Senate Taxes Conference Committee. Five appointed members from each legislative body will work over the course of the next few weeks to find a compromise on a final budget bill to bring back to the chamber of each legislative body for a final vote.