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Miller offers contrast to Walz

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Aaron Miller wants to give the people of the 1st Congressional District a choice. 

“This is more about presenting my ideas, my beliefs and my values and really giving the folks of southern Minnesota a choice,” said Miller,…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: Wrong on DWI immunity

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

It is time for the Minnesota Legislature to update its longtime “immunity card” status that its member have while it is in session.
Under Article 4, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution, state lawmakers “in all cases except treason, felony…continue reading on dglobe.com

Before Northern Beef built, key state program turned for-profit

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

A state economic development office’s spin-off into a for-profit company is under the microscope as lawmakers vow to look further into the state’s role in financing the bankrupt Northern Beef Packers.

The for-profit company, created in January 200…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minimum wage deal advances

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.

“I think we have a pretty strong provision for…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minimum wage deal advances

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.

“I think we have a pretty strong provision for…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: New Senate office building a waste of money

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne

This session, I am co-authoring legislation that would prevent a brand new, and costly, Senate Office Building from being constructed near the grounds of the State Capitol.
This building is tota…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: New Senate office building a waste of money

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne

This session, I am co-authoring legislation that would prevent a brand new, and costly, Senate Office Building from being constructed near the grounds of the State Capitol.
This building is tota…continue reading on dglobe.com

MERCER: Lawmakers, governor working on 2015 legislation

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The 2014 legislative session ended March 31 in a matter of 10 minutes without any vetoes to consider on veto day. But discussions [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”634094″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”hei…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: Lawmakers, governor working on 2015 legislation

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The 2014 legislative session ended March 31 in a matter of 10 minutes without any vetoes to consider on veto day. But discussions [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”634094″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”hei…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minnesota House goes for property tax breaks

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House wants to cut taxes $103 million more than the state already has this year, with half of the relief coming in property taxes.
A bill representatives passed 125-0 Friday adds to $443 million in tax cuts already approve…continue reading on dglobe.com