Tag: Legislature

Senator Johnson and MN Republicans Unveil Plan to “Give It Back” to Minnesotans

St. Paul, MN — With a stable budget surplus at around $17.5 billion, Minnesota Republicans believe now is the time to start giving that money back. House and Senate Republicans last week unveiled their “Give It Back” tax plan last week that would provide $13 billion in permanent tax cuts and one time rebates over…
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March 6, 2023 0

Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson Comments on Earned Sick & Safe Leave Bill Heading to the Senate

St. Paul, MN — Thursday, the Minnesota House approved legislation authored by Rep. Liz Olson (DFL – Duluth) to expand Earned Sick and Safe Time benefits to all Minnesota workers. The bill passed on a vote of 69-54. The legislation would ensure, at a minimum, one hour of paid Earned Sick and Safe Time for…
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February 20, 2023 0

Mahnomen Health Center Seeking Bonding Dollars for New Hospital & Nursing Home

Mahnomen, MN — The Minnesota Legislature is working on the bonding bill this week, which could include nearly 2 billion dollars’ worth of infrastructure and facility projects across the state. After failing to pass last year, Mahnomen community leaders are hoping that this year their Mahnomen Hospital project will be included  and they will finally…
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February 14, 2023 0

Senator Mark Johnson Comments on Carbon Free Energy Bill

St. Paul, MN — Last week, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law new legislation that would move Minnesota to 100 percent clean energy by 2040. The bill establishes a standard for utilities to supply Minnesota customers with electricity generated or procured from carbon-free resources, beginning at an amount equal to 80% of retail sales…
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February 13, 2023 0

HBA Hosting District 20 Legislative Forum this Saturday

Hillsboro, ND — Find out what’s happening at the State Capitol and learn more about the bills being discussed during the North Dakota legislative session during Hillsboro Business Association Legislative Forum this Saturday, February 4th at 10am at the Main Street Community Center in Hillsboro. Senator Randy Lemm, Representative Jared Hagert, and Representative Mike Beltz,…
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February 1, 2023 0

New Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson Discusses Fast Start to Session

East Grand Forks, MN — It’s been a fast and furious start to the 2023 Legislative session, according to Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson, who represents most of Northwest Minnesota in District 1. The fast pace is intentional, according to Senator Johnson, and it’s a direction that he and fellow republicans don’t like. Republicans in…
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January 23, 2023 0

Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Announce Priorities for Legislative Session

ST. PAUL—As lawmakers begin to shape their plans for how to utilize the state’s historic $17.6 billion budget surplus, leaders from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) are calling on Governor Walz and the Legislature to invest in fundamental programs and priorities that address pressing issues in communities throughout Minnesota. Thief River Falls Mayor…
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January 10, 2023 0

What Does Democrat Controlled Legislature Mean for Education in Minnesota?

Ada, MN — For the first time in nearly a decade, one of the only divided state legislatures in the country will no longer be divided. Following this year’s election, the Democrats took control of both the House and Senate in Minnesota and Democrat Tim Walz remains the Governor as well. So what does that…
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November 21, 2022 0

Marquart Recaps Career in the Legislature

Dilworth, MN — As the likelihood for a special session dwindles, it becomes more likely that District 4B Representative Paul Marquart may have spent his last days in the House Chamber. Representative Marquart announced in the beginning of the year that he would retire from the legislature after 22 years of service in the House.…
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June 10, 2022 0

Representative Marquart Recaps End to MN Legislative Session

St. Paul, MN — District 4B Representative Paul Marquart joined the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program for the final time to recap this year’s Minnesota Legislative session. The session ended without some of the most important issues addressed, including a tax bill or many of the spending bills. Representative Marquart notes that they were able to pass…
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May 31, 2022 0