Senator Ann Rest

Senator Ann Rest Sets Saturday Listening Sessions on June 15, July 27, and August 24 at Frankie’s Pizza in New Hope

Senator to Hear Constituent Concerns and Ideas ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) announced today she will hold three Saturday Listening Sessions with constituents, 11 a.m. – noon. June 15, July 27, and August 24 at Frankie’s Pizza, 3556 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope.  … Read More »Senator Ann Rest Sets Saturday Listening Sessions on June 15, July 27, and August 24 at Frankie’s Pizza in New Hope

Senate Taxes Committee Chair Ann Rest Says New Measure to Speed up Child Tax Credit Benefits for Families Across Minnesota Approved by Taxes Committee

Bill Also Cuts $33 Million in Costs for Community Construction Projects Across Minnesota ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Taxes Committee Chair Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) said the committee today approved a measure to speed up Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefits for eligible Minnesota families,… Read More »Senate Taxes Committee Chair Ann Rest Says New Measure to Speed up Child Tax Credit Benefits for Families Across Minnesota Approved by Taxes Committee

Senate DFL women Senators demand equal rights under the law

The women of the Senate DFL gathered today virtually to rally for Minnesota to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The federal Equal Rights Amendment was originally written in 1923 and finally passed by Congress in 1972. Minnesota ratified the ERA one year later in 1973. After nearly 100 years, the ERA bill was passed in the Minnesota House in 2019, but did not make it past the Republican-controlled Senate.

Kids, workers, businesses — bipartisan tax relief heads to the Senate floor

Senator Ann Rest, DFL lead on the Taxes Committee and co-author of Senate File 263 (Bakk, I, Cook), successfully added a proposal to the bill in the Senate Tax Committee hearing that offers workers receiving unemployment compensation, tax relief at a total one time cost of $30-50 million for 2020. SF 263 conforms to the federal treatment of 2020 COVID-19-related loans to businesses that will not be taxable income to recipients and allows for deductions for various expenses with the nontaxable loans – just like the federal treatment.

Senate Republicans penalize communities that have Local Government Aid

On the Senate floor today, Senate Republicans passed a bill that will cut public safety budgets by penalizing communities that have Local Government Aid (LGA). The state distributes LGA to cities across Minnesota for general purposes, and it is used by cities to provide basic community services, such as public safety, fire and public works. It has also been used as a mechanism to offer cities property tax relief.