Sen. Michelle Benson

Benson: 2017 session was historically productive

At the end of May we wrapped up a historically productive legislative session. If you take a look back at the to-do list Republicans laid out when we won the majority of both the Senate…
Senator Jerry Relph

Relph: Republicans made good on legislative promises

The following commentary, authored by Sen. Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud), appeared in the June 11, 2017 edition of the St. Cloud Times. In January, I began my first term as your state senator – and…
Sen. Mike Goggin

Senator Goggin to host series of town hall forums

State Senator Mike Goggin (R-Red Wing) will host a series of town hall forums in June with Rep. Barb Haley (R-Red Wing) and Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) for residents of Senate District 21. Attendees will…
Senator Scott Newman of Hutchinson

Sen. Newman comments on the signing of state budget

Following the conclusion of the 2017 legislative session, a complete state budget has been signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton. The budget, which amounts to $46 billion over the next two years, was a…
Sen. Gary Dahms smiles during a Senate floor session in 2016

Dahms and Swedzinski reschedule town hall meetings

Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) and Rep. Chris Swedzinski (R-Ghent) have announced that the town hall meetings for District 16A originally scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017 have been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 2017.…
Sen. Mark Koran

Sen. Koran notes successful Republican-led legislative session

Early Friday morning Senate Republicans led Minnesota to a successful end of the legislative session, delivering on earlier promises to reverse years of gridlock and balancing the budget with responsible spending to strengthen Minnesota’s economy,…
Senator Andrew Lang

Lang, Senate delivers complete, comprehensive state budget

In a special legislative session that concluded early Friday morning, the Senate passed the final portions of the state’s upcoming two-year budget. The budgets for tax relief, transportation, health and human services, state government, and…
Senator Andrew Mathews

Sen. Mathews, colleagues pass comprehensive state budget

In a special legislative session that concluded early Friday morning, the Senate passed the final portions of the state’s upcoming two-year budget. The budgets for tax relief, transportation, health and human services, state government, and…
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