Sen. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson)

Senate Transportation Chair Newman on proposed budget

As chair of the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee, I have been working on a transportation budget bill that meets the needs of all corners of our state. On Monday, my colleagues and I…
Dan Coborn

Sen. Jerry Relph on the passing of Dan Coborn

Sen. Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud) released the following statement on the passing of Dan Coborn: “Central Minnesota, and our entire state, is better off because of people like Dan Coborn. A giant in the greater…
Senator Jeremy Miller

Miller gets hearings on local tax relief bills

Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) is helping lead the effort on several tax relief proposals that will significantly benefit local citizens and communities, including tax relief for students, senior citizens, farmers, and small businesses as well…
Senator Mike Goggin

Sen. Goggin bill helps veterans start a new career

Veterans who are looking to transition into a new civilian career would receive an extra boost thanks to a bill being debated in the Senate. The Senate Jobs Committee recently heard Senate File 1350, which…
Sen. Dahms listens to committee testimony

Sen. Dahms legislation seeks to remedy ditch mowing policy

Legislation prohibiting the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) from enacting certain policies related to the mowing of highway ditches cleared the full Senate on Thursday. The bill, Senate File 218, prohibits MnDOT from requiring, issuing,…
Senator Carla Nelson

Sen. Nelson comments on February budget forecast

An updated statewide budget forecast was released this morning by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), providing the most up-to-date picture of the state’s finances. The forecast projects a $1.65 billion budget surplus, up from a…

Draheim votes to repeal Sunday sales ban

State Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake), voted yesterday to overturn the state law preventing liquor stores from operating on Sundays. House File 30 would let liquor stores sell beer, wine, and alcohol between the hours…
Senator Carla Nelson

Nelson joins bipartisan majority in clearing Sunday liquor sales

A bipartisan coalition of legislators, including Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester), voted on Monday to approve legislation allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays. “I voted ‘yes’ along with a majority of constituents who support giving…
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