Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake)

Draheim: Senate Republicans focused on cutting taxes

This column was originally published in the Northfield News. Senate Republicans focused on cutting taxes The state budget has risen about 30 percent in the last six years. I’m guessing your paycheck hasn’t gone up…
Senator Carla Nelson

Sen. Nelson co-chairs final education budget negotiations

With budget negotiations ongoing, it was announced this week that Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) will co-chair the conference committee for the omnibus E12 education budget bill. Sen. Nelson, chairwoman of the Senate E12 Finance Committee…

Senators versus Gridlockers… The Fourth Inning

FOURTH INNING Things got a little dicey for the Senators in the fourth inning, as the Gridlockers came to bat and unsheathed some of their tradecraft trickery. They slowed progress on Real ID compliance by…

Senators versus Gridlockers… A Rookie Line-Up

  THIRD INNING Score: Senators 1, Gridlockers 0 The third inning began with a wholesale shift in the lineup with rookies ready to play.  The sparkplug Mark Koran (R-Cambridge) took over in left field while…
Senator Gary Dahms

Dahms to serve on final jobs, tax bill negotiations

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka appointed Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) to serve on the conference committees for the omnibus jobs and economic growth, commerce, and energy bill, and the omnibus tax bill.…
Senator Mary Kiffmeyer

Kiffmeyer to co-chair state government budget negotiations

On Tuesday, Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) was appointed to serve on the legislature’s conference committee for Senate File 605, the Omnibus State Government Bill.  Senator Kiffmeyer will serve as chair joining four of her…
Senator Justin Eichorn

Eichorn to serve on K-12 education conference committee

On Tuesday, Senator Justin Eichorn (R-East Grand Rapids) was appointed to serve on the legislature’s conference committee for House File 890, the Omnibus K-12 Education Bill.  Senator Eichorn will join four of his Senate colleagues…
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