Tag: Paul Marquart

MN House & Senate Reach Agreement on UI and Frontline Worker Bonuses

St. Paul, MN — An agreement between leaders in the House and Senate to fully replenish the unemployment insurance trust fund at $2.7 billion and provide bonuses to workers whose job put them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 was formally approved by a conference committee late Thursday.  The House and the Senate approved the…
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May 2, 2022 0

KRJB Kaleidoscope 4/29/22: District 4B Representative Paul Marquart

Listen to the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program from April 29th, 2022 with District 4B Representative Paul Marquart. Representative Marquart provides an update from capitol each Friday during the legislative session. The KRJB Kaleidoscope Program is heard weekdays at 9am and is hosted by R & J News Director Mark Askelson.

April 29, 2022 0

Representative Marquarts Comments on State of the State & State of District 4

Dilworth, MN — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gave his annual State of the State Address on Sunday night. The address was given in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2019. The previous two messages were given virtually from the Governor’s home. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart shared his thoughts on the State…
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April 25, 2022 0

Representative Marquart Previews House Proposal for Potential Property Tax Cuts

St. Paul, MN — With a more a than $9 billion budget surplus, property tax relief is a point of emphasis during this year’s Minnesota legislative session, and a bill passed in the House Property Tax Division aims to do just that. Among the provisions in the bill are significant changes in the renter’s tax…
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April 4, 2022 0

MN House Overwhelmingly Approves Bills in Support of Ukraine and ALS

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly approved a pair of bipartisan pieces of legislation last week, one showing their support for a fellow lawmaker, and one removing their support of tyrannous county. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says the House on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would direct the State Board of…
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March 29, 2022 0

House Passes Department of Human Services Waiver Extension

St. Paul, MN — The Department of Human Services could continue some COVID-19-related program modifications and waivers, under a bill passed Thursday by the House. Many of the provisions were allowed by executive order during the peacetime emergency. On an 87-46 vote, the House passed HF2914/SF2876* to continue programs that offered flexibility for child care centers,…
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March 21, 2022 0

Rep. Marquart Comments on Proposed Direct Payments and Budget Surplus

St. Paul, MN — With last week’s announcement that the State of Minnesota’s Budget Surplus has increased another $1.5 billion, Governor Tim Walz is tripling down on his proposal to send direct payments back to Minnesotans. Prior to the release of the February budget forecast, Governor Walz was proposing direct payments of $175 for a…
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March 7, 2022 0

Minnesota’s February Budget Forecast Released Monday

St. Paul, MN — Today is one of the first key milestones in 2022 Minnesota Legislative session. Roughly a month after the session got underway, the Department of Management and Budget will release their latest budget outlook for the state. The previous one, which came out in November, showed a roughly $7.7 billion budget surplus.…
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February 28, 2022 0

Representative Marquart Comments on New District Maps

Dilworth, MN — The Minnesota Supreme Court released the new legislative and congressional district maps last Tuesday and it will lead to a shake up in who represents who across the state. Locally, the biggest change is change of boundaries in Legislative District 1 and 4. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart says the southern boundary…
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February 21, 2022 0

Proposed Legislation in the House Tax Committee Would Address Workforce Shortage

St. Paul, MN — To help meet the needs of the current workforce shortage and to retain and attract more young families, the Tax Committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives has proposed legislation aimed at addressing that situation. The Tax Committee has a hearing this week to discuss a bill aimed at expanding the…
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February 14, 2022 0