alzheimer's research

Senator Nelson Authors Alzheimer’s Research and Support Act

Creating an Alzheimer’s research program and connecting resources to people with Alzheimer’s and the families that care for them. (St. Paul, MN) A group of bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers, all with personal ties to Alzheimer’s…

“We overbuilt.”

Senate Republican Leader David Hann released the following statement regarding the new Capitol floor plan: “We overbuilt.” The new Capitol floor plan released today reveals a decrease of only 18,000 usable square feet from the…
retire in minnesota

Senate Republicans Introduce “Retire in Minnesota Act”

Bill will phase out taxes on Social Security income, make Minnesota more welcoming for retirees In an effort to help Minnesota seniors and retirees, Republican Senators today proposed the “Retire in Minnesota Act” (RIMA), which…
education

Recipe for Real Education Reform

By: Senator Roger Chamberlain During the past several years I’ve written a lot about education. It’s an emotional issue and it has been frustrating to witness the continued deconstruction of public education. It’s why education…
Met Council

Senate Republican Wary of Dayton Met Council Pick

Adam Duininck short on experience, long on DFL politics Senator Michelle Benson criticized Gov. Dayton’s choice to lead the Metropolitan Council with the following statement: “I’m not convinced Adam Duininck will focus his efforts on the true transportation needs…
capitol blueprints

CAPITOL BLUEPRINTS: Duplicate Offices for Senators

When the new $90 million Senate office building was approved by the House and Senate last year, the expectation was that all 67 Senators and their staff would be housed in the new building. Today, Senate…
tomassoni lobbyist

Tomassoni Lobbyist Job is a Blatant Conflict of Interest

In response to news that Senator David Tomassoni (D-Chisholm) has accepted a position as the head of an Iron Range lobbying group, Republicans and the news media have raised questions about what appears to be…
Gruber MNsure

MNsure house of cards was built on discredited Gruber data

Health insurance exchange’s fiscal solvency relies on Gruber numbers By: Republican Leader David Hann as published in the Star Tribune The hot political story out of Washington DC this week is the saga of a professor from…

Here’s our reaction when 2015 property taxes go up

For two years, Democrats have repeated their promise to bring down property taxes. Now the Department of Revenue says they’re going up in 2015. Again. (SURPRISE!) The 2015 property tax news release from the Dept. of Revenue has all the gory details:…

Senate Republicans Announce Elected Leadership

The Senate Republican Caucus reelected Senator David Hann (Eden Prairie) as Leader, a position he has held since 2012. Senator Gary Dahms (Redwood Falls), Senator Paul Gazelka (Nisswa), and Senator Warren Limmer (Maple Grove) were…
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