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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If we only spend what we take in….

Dear Neighbors, I hope you enjoyed a blessed Christmas season and were able to be with your loved ones. I’d also like to thank those who are serving our country and sacrificing by being away from home and family. When I was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives two years ago, my main goal […]

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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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Dayton’s leadership style reactionary in nature

Dear Friends, I read an editorial in the Mpls paper, “Dayton’s first-year marks are high“, and felt compelled to respond. I was limited to 250 words but could have written more. I don’t know if it will be published. The following is what I submitted. Roger To the Editor: As a first term legislator, I […]

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Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and happy, prosperous new year. The 2012 legislative session is already only about one month from starting. I remain honored to be serving the great people of East-Central Minnesota at the Capitol. It really is a humbling experience and I cannot overstate how much […]

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Property Tax Relief – Top Priority

Dear Friends, A top priority in the 2012 legislative session will be passing a package of bills designed to provide millions in tax relief for homeowners and businesses across Minnesota. The homeowners’ tax relief especially helps people who saw their local property taxes rise by 12 percent or more in 2012. For those homeowners, the […]

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Local Meetings Productive

Dear Friends, This is technically the legislative offseason, but I still have been busy meeting with constituents and attending area meetings, including two forums on Tuesday. One meeting was a discussion of what we can do to help our state operate better through more efficient practices and by creating an environment where small businesses can […]

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Homestead Market Value Exclusion (HMVE) program

Recently there has been some attention paid to the omnibus tax bill that was signed into law by Gov. Dayton. Included in the bill were changes to revamp the current Market Value Homestead Credit (MVHC) program with a new Homestead Market Value Exclusion (HMVE) program. There has been discussion that this change will result in […]

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