Convention Update, MN Surplus, Fed. Sequestration

Dear Friends, I was pleased that Kanabec County Republican Convention was very well attended with about 60-70 delegates, alternates, and guests.  Our goal is to have as many people as possible informed on the issues and involved in our party.  Convention attendees and guests heard Phil Krinkie, President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, explain his […]

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Kanabec County Convention

Dear Friends, I will be chairing the Kanabec County Republican Convention this Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00  PM at Trailview School in Mora. Our meetings are open to all who are interested. I encourage all elected Delegates & Alternates to attend to represent the people of your precinct as we conduct party business. You are invited […]

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Legislative Update

Hello Neighbors, While the Legislature is in recess this week, I would like to take this time to look back on the accomplishments from the 2012 Legislative session. As you know, our legislative agenda for this session has been reform efforts focused on promoting fiscal responsibility, job growth, quality education and a smarter, quicker and more […]

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Pro-Job Bills

Dear Friends, A reminder that Rep. Kurt Bills is running for the U.S. Senate endorsement and will be speaking at a Simply Right event at Tobies, Thursday, Apr. 12 at 6 p.m. More Info > Here is an update on the various pro-job bills we are working on in the House.  In addition, the Legislature passed […]

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Budget Forecast-Additional $323 Million Surplus

We turned a $6.2 Billion Deficit into a $1.2 Billion Surplus- The Republican plan is working. Good fiscal management by Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature has turned the state’s bleak economic outlook from a year ago into more positive news. The February forecast estimates a $323 Million dollar surplus in addition to the $876 Million […]

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House Update

Dear Friends, Yesterday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation that removes teacher seniority as the only component to be considered in teacher layoffs. HF1870 would allow school districts to consider teacher effectiveness when layoffs occur. Currently Minnesota is one of only eleven states that are still using only seniority to determine who is retained. […]

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Lawsuit Reform Vetoed, Child Care Assistance Funds, Tort Reform

Dear Friends, Updates on legislation. Lawsuit Reform Vetoed- Governor Dayton has vetoed four bills that attempted to correct flaws in our tort system. These bills passed the Minnesota Legislature with bipartisan support. The Governor’s veto is a setback for jobs and consumers. By vetoing this legislation Governor Dayton is ignoring the priority of 45 regional […]

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