Tag: Legislature

New Bill Exempts “Barn Venues” from Sprinkler Requirements in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN — Lost in the excitement of the budget bills, police reform discussion, and senate hearings was a bill that Representative Paul Marquart says will save small venues owners up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chief Authored by Marquart, HF1015 and its Senate counterpart, SF524, will no longer require venue owners with…
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July 13, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Pleased with Compromise and End Result of Budget Bills

St. Paul, MN — The divided Minnesota legislature was able to come together during their special session that ended last week and pass a $52 billion state budget just in time to avoid any government shutdowns. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says both the Democrats and Republicans were able to set aside their differences and…
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July 7, 2021 0

Legislature Looks to Wrap Up Special Session with Tax Bill

St. Paul, MN — Today is the final day for the Minnesota Legislature to pass the remaining budget bills to avoid any sort of Government shutdown. The final bill that will hit the House and Senator floor will be the tax bill and the good news, according to Tax Committee Chair Representative Paul Marquart, is…
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June 30, 2021 0

Minnesota Legislature Making Compromise in Special Session

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature is in the closing days of their special session and it appears that they will be able to pass all the budget bills in time to avoid any sort of government shutdown. Despite them failing to come to any sort of agreement in the regular session, most of…
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June 28, 2021 0

The legislative special session convened on Monday

The legislative special session convened on Monday in St. Paul to continue work on completing the two-year state budget. Budget targets were released a few weeks ago as a roadmap to finish the legislative session. DFLers in the House and Republicans in the Senate are finalizing details of the budget agreement. Though some significant differences…
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June 15, 2021 0

Representative Rob Ecklund talks CWD

On Friday, I spoke with Rep Rob Eck!und. Rob had some info on his work to change who handles CWD in Minnesota. I asked Rep Ecklund why he thought these farms even existed. Rob does say that not all of the Cervid farms have problems.

June 14, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Talks Strategy as Conference Committees Begin Debating Omnibus Bills

St. Paul, MN — Conference committees are set and this week will hit the road running debating the dozen omnibus bills presented by both the House and Senate in the Minnesota Legislature. Given it’s the only bipartisan state legislature in the nation, there will need be a lot of compromise on both sides before an…
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May 4, 2021 0

Representative Green Comments on Proposed Tax Hikes & Need for PPP Comformity

St. Paul, MN — District 2B Representative Steve Green joined the KKCQ Food for Thought program this past Friday to provide some updates from the state capitol and share some of his concerns. Representative Green, a Republican serving in the Democrat controlled House, says the divide between the metro and greater Minnesota is quite evident…
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April 21, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Comments of House Budget Proposal

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor Walz have now all released their proposed budget targets for the next biennium, and each is a little different. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart reviewed some of the provisions of the House proposal, which tallies up to about $52.5 billion, during his visit…
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April 2, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Introduces Bill to Create Local Property Tax Transparency & Accountability

St. Paul, MN — District 4B Representative Paul Marquart had a hearing this week on a bill he believes will create increased accountability and transparency to local taxpayers. House File 0496 would establish a Minnesota Property Taxpayer’s Day, require additional budget information to be sent with proposed property tax statements, and create a citizen’s property…
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February 12, 2021 0