Senator Andrew Lang

Lang to serve on agriculture budget conference committee

On Tuesday, Sen. Andrew Lang (R-Olivia) was appointed to serve on the conference committee for the omnibus agriculture budget bill. Sen. Lang will join four of his Senate colleagues and five of his House counterparts…
Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake)

Sen. Draheim to help negotiate higher education budget

State Senator Rich Draheim will play a pivotal role negotiating the next higher education budget. The freshman Republican senator from Madison Lake was appointed to serve on the conference committee for Senate File 2214, the…
Senator Michelle Benson and family

Sen. Michelle Benson: Happy Easter and Passover

Friends and Neighbors, The legislature is on break for Easter and Passover. Having completed our initial budget bills, we are pausing before entering into conference committees, in concert with the governor, to deliver compromise budget…
Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes)

Chamberlain: Wishing you a blessed Easter

Friends, The Senate is on Easter/Passover break this week, so there will be no legislative update. Regular updates will return next week. This weekend I’ll be celebrating Easter with my family; perhaps you will as…
Senator John Jasinski

Sen. John Jasinski: Getting things done

This column was originally published in the Owatonna People’s Press. Getting things done One of the frustrations that drove my decision to run for the state Senate was my irritation and embarrassment about the way…
Senator Mike Goggin

Goggin commentary: Moving forward on key initiatives

The following column was originally published in the Red Wing Republican Eagle Moving forward on key initiatives In last month’s column I laid out our vision for the state of Minnesota and the principles that…

Sen. Carla Nelson helps pass bipartisan tax relief

The Minnesota Senate passed a pro-growth tax bill that will provide over $900 million in tax relief, especially focused on low- and middle-income Minnesotans across the state. Altogether, four out of five Minnesota taxpayers, including…
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