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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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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Reform 2.0 is not a Republican agenda. It is Minnesota’s agenda.

Dear Friends, This week marked the beginning of the 2012 legislative session. This year’s agenda, which we have named Reform 2.0, will focus on government reform efforts that will expand economic freedom, create opportunity and get government out of the way of job creators, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. We will do this by enhancing the […]

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Chip in Mora & “Reform 2.0 Cambridge”

Town Hall with Chip Chip Cravaack is holding a Town Hall meeting in Mora. Tomorrow Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 Freddie’s Restaurant from 7:30-8:30 pm. Short notice, but I hope to see lots of you there.   “Reform 2.0” – Cambridge MN MN legislators met with constituents to learn about what reforms are needed by local […]

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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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State Fair and Reform 2.0

Dear Neighbor, The Minnesota State Fair begins this week. I will be appearing at the House of Representatives booth from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 29. It would be really great to see some local faces there. The House booth is along the east wall of the Education Building, located at the corner […]

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Taking the pursuit out of the “pursuit” of happiness

Another great article- Roger Forgetting Founders’ tough love Michael Goodwin, New York Post Last Updated: 7:02 AM, July 3, 2011 Posted: 1:16 AM, July 3, 2011 The second sentence of the Declaration of Independence contains the most beautiful song of human liberation ever composed. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created […]

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Taxing ‘the rich’ isn’t enough. We need longer vision

A good article from the Opinion page of the Pioneer Press- Roger Taxing ‘the rich’ isn’t enough. We need longer vision Pioneer Press Updated: 07/01/2011 08:09:19 PM CDT http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_18393926 What we have here is a failure to compromise. Much of the state budget could have been passed, but the governor chose not to get those […]

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Attempting to Reach a Solution

Dear Friends, I am in meetings at the Capitol today as we attempt to get a budget solution in place before the fiscal year ends at midnight, preventing a government shutdown from starting tomorrow. The governor must call a special session in order for us to pass the bills necessary to keep government operating past […]

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