Senate Republicans Release Committee Structure and Chairs

New structure aims to safely resume committee hearings with public input, focus on balancing the budget in light of covid effects to the economy, and create new committees to focus on unique state government issues.…

Kiffmeyer: Looking ahead to the 2021 session

Looking ahead to the 2021 session By Senator Mary Kiffmeyer As I write this, we are already less than 50 days from the start of the next regular legislative session. On January 5, 2021, a…
Senator Mark Johnson

Senator Johnson supports Line 3 permit approval

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday issued numerous crucial permits and licenses moving the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project closer to construction. “For several years now,…

Senator Rarick applauds newest Line 3 permit approval

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday issued numerous crucial permits and licenses moving the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project closer to construction. “Today’s announcement is encouraging…

Senator Utke statement on Line 3 permit approval

Senator Utke today issued the following statement in response to Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources decisions to grant environmental permits for Enbridge’s proposed oil pipeline across northern Minnesota “Today the Enbridge Line…

Senator Kiffmeyer: Thank you, Veterans

Friends and Neighbors,  As we approach this upcoming Veterans Day, I am reminded of the 327,000 veterans that call Minnesota home. Veterans are some of the strongest members of our society and I am proud…
Senator John Jasinski

Jasinski: Disaster Relief Fund is not for riots, civil unrest

Senator John Jasinski (R-Faribault) released the following statement today regarding Governor Walz’s intention to nearly drain the state’s disaster relief fund to use for fire damage during this summer’s riots and civil unrest in Minneapolis.…

Data that closes bars should re-open schools

Senator Michelle Benson released the following statement on Governor Walz’ new COVID restrictions today:  “The data-driven approach can be used not just to restrict activity, but to re-open safely. If there is data to prove…

ROSEN: Disaster Relief Fund is not for Riots, Civil Unrest

Senator Julie Rosen (R- Fairmont) released the following statement upon notice that Governor Walz intends to nearly drain the state’s disaster relief fund to use for fire damage during the riots and civil unrest following…
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

Senate Republicans Announce Leadership Team

(ST. PAUL, MN) –  Senate Republicans have announced new leadership for the 2021-2022 legislative session.   Senator Paul Gazelka (R-East Gull Lake) was re-elected as Majority Leader and Senator Jeremy Miller (R- Winona) as Senate…
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