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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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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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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State Budget Surplus

Dear Friends, We have received our state’s new budget forecast. It calls for a surplus of almost $900 million. This shows new efficiencies and cost-containment measures we enacted this year are working. There were some incredibly difficult decisions to make at the Capitol in our first year as a majority. It is good to see […]

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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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Governor Willing to Shut Down State

Dear Friends, It is unfathomable to me that Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to shut down our state in order to keep pushing for tax increases, but that’s what he has done. The Legislature was at the Capitol all day and well into the night Thursday, working to get a budget in place before midnight […]

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