Tag: Paul Marquart

Tax Chair Representative Marquart Discusses House Omnibus Tax Bill

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota House of Representatives passed their omnibus tax bill on party line vote to move it on to the Ways and Means Committee. The bill would provide about $4.2 billion in property tax refunds, aids, and credits that Tax Committee Chair Representative Paul Marquart says will provide relief for Minnesota…
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April 12, 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 has Hearing on Bill to Expand Beginning Farmer Tax Credit to Family Members

St. Paul, MN — Representative Paul Marquart had a hearing on a bill this past week that would increase eligibility for the beginning farmer tax credit. The average age of the farmers in the United States is 55 and currently there are six times more farmers over the age of 65 than there is under…
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March 29, 2021 0

MN House Budget Proposal Expected Tuesday

St. Paul, MN — As it is a budgeting year, the highest priority for the Minnesota Legislature is to pass a new budget bill for the next biennium, which is no easy task for the only divided legislature in the nation. The Governor and the Republican controlled Senate have come out with their proposals, and…
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March 22, 2021 0

American Rescue Plan Also Provides Stimulus for Local Governments

St. Paul, MN — The American Rescue Plan doesn’t just provide a stimulus for individuals and families, it will also be a stimulus for local governments and schools. The bill, signed into law by President Biden on Thursday, included $350 billion for states and local governments. Minnesota itself will receive about $4.9 billion. District 4B…
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March 15, 2021 0

MN Legislator Comments on Forecasted Budget Surplus

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, Minnesota Management and Budget released the February Economic Forecast, showing a projected positive balance of $1.6 billion for the upcoming biennium. While the forecast projects a positive balance, it includes inflation on the revenue side and excludes it on the spending side in several key areas. Inflation is estimated to be $1.042…
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March 1, 2021 0

Friday’s Economic Forecast Will Set the Tone for House Budget Bills

St. Paul, MN — This Friday, the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget will release its most up-to-date budget and economic forecast. The most recent forecast released in November showed a better-than-expected budget surplus of $636 million for the current biennium, but still $1.2 billion deficit for the 2022-2023 biennium. There is hope that this…
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February 25, 2021 0

Representative Marquart Reintroduces County Emergency Management Funding Bill

St. Paul, MN — District 4B Representative Paul Marquart has once again introduced a bill that would provide funding for local county emergency management departments to assist with emergency preparedness. Marquart’s Bill, House File 499, would provide $3,000,000 in each of the next two years to the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division to award…
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February 16, 2021 0

Kaleidoscope 2-12-21: Representative Paul Marquart

Listen to the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program from Friday, February 12th, 2020 featuring District 4B Representative Paul Marquart. Marquart, who joins the program each Friday during the legislative session, provides insight on an County Emergency Management Bill and a number legislative items. The Kaleidoscope Program is heard weekdays at 9am on 106.5 KRJB and is hosted…
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February 12, 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