Senator Carla Nelson

Sen. Nelson, colleagues pass first round education budget

Led by Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester), the Senate approved an education budget Tuesday evening that spends $18.57 billion over the next two years on Minnesota students, teachers, and schools – an increase of $1.14 billion…
Senator Scott Newman

Sen. Newman releases statement on transportation funding proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10 MEDIA CONTACT – Jake Schneider, (651) 296-9477 Sen. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, released the following statement regarding the transportation budget: “The Republican transportation budget…
Senator Andrew Mathews

Mathews, Senate Republicans lead on passing state’s budgets

Sen. Andrew Mathews (R-Milaca) joined his Senate Republican colleagues Tuesday evening in passing portions of the state’s upcoming two-year budget. With the Senate passing the agriculture and housing, state government and veterans, health and human…
Senator Andrew Lang

Sen. Lang, Republicans lead on passing state’s budgets

In keeping with a commitment to pass budgets that respect taxpayers, Sen. Andrew Lang (R-Olivia) joined his Senate Republican colleagues Tuesday evening in passing portions of the Minnesota’s upcoming two-year budget. The Senate passed the…
Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake)

Draheim affordable housing bill signed by Gov. Dayton

On May 2, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill exempting town homes from Minnesota’s sprinkler requirement. House File 792, which was chief authored by Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake), passed the Senate by…
Senator Scott Newman of Hutchinson

News from the Capitol: April 27, 2017

Dear Neighbors: There are just over three weeks remaining in the legislative session. In that time, we must come to an agreement with the House and the governor on the state’s budget. Conference committees, which…
Senator Julie Rosen

Rosen’s Vikings stadium accountability bill passes Senate

The Minnesota Senate today passed House File 778, authored by Sen. Julie Rosen (R-Vernon Center), to bring needed oversight and accountability to the organization that runs the Vikings stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA)…
Senator Michelle Benson

Benson: Senate Republicans delivering on tax promises

Originally published in the Anoka County Union Senate Republicans delivering on tax promises Senate Republicans are focused on your hopes and your dreams. We have long railed against high taxes, government-run health care, and wasteful…
Senator Andrew Lang

Committee considers Sen. Lang’s Appleton prison bill

Legislation intended to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton was heard on Tuesday, as the joint House and Senate judiciary and public safety omnibus conference committee considered including it in the final budget bill.…
Sen. Jeremy Miller

Spring Grove to receive Business Development Grant

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has announced that Spring Grove will receive a $417,000 grant from the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program. The grant will be used for a sewer…
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